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Cashmere jumpers worth £14,000 stolen in Bradford
Cashmere jumpers worth thousands of pounds have been stolen from a haulage company in Bradford, it has emerged.
Police have revealed that a pallet-full of cashmere jumpers worth £14,000 was stolen from a company in the Marrtree Business Park, in Bowling Back Lane, Bradford.
Officers have urged people to be on the lookout for the jumpers which are of varying colours and sizes.
The jumpers were made by Johnstons of Elgin, Scotland, a company formed in 1797 which has a reputation for creating fine woollen and cashmere cloth, clothing and accessories.
Police have pursued a number of lines of inquiry, but are now turning to the public for help.
A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “We have made various lines of inquiry but we now require the assistance of members of the public to help in our investigation.
“We would ask that anyone who has come across any of these jumpers or anyone who has tried to sell them to them, in the local area in particular, to come forward and let us know.”
The jumpers were taken overnight on Thursday, June 21, but details have only just been released by police.
He said: “We just want people to be aware that there’s probably a high number of these cashmere jumpers in circulation, so if people see a high number being sold at car boot sales or things like that, it’s quite possible they have come from this incident.”
Police would not reveal the name of the company on Marrtree Business Park from which the jumpers were stolen.
Anyone with any information about the incident has been urged to contact PC Jackson on the non-emergency number 101 or through the Bradford South NPT number on (01274) 376625 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.
l Police in Bradford are urging residents to lock doors and windows to stop sneak-in thieves as the weather improves.
Officers say hot weather causes a rise in burglaries where offenders enter homes through insecure doors and windows. A West Yorkshire Police spokesman said: “All being well the weather is due to improve over the coming weekend and into next week, with perhaps an end to all the rain we've been having. Before it warms up and you think of opening up windows and doors, take a moment to read our anti sneak-in burglary information.”
Visit westyorkshire.police.uk/burglary for more information.