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[Stolen] GCR Loughborough Theft

Discussion in 'Thief Watch' started by 5944, Jul 4, 2022.

  1. 5944

    5944 Resident of Nat Pres

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    From GCR Facebook page...

    THEFT - URGENT APPEAL -
    On the evening of 1st July we had a break in and a number of components STOLEN from storage for 34039 Boscastle, this has included a number of important components including safety valves, pins, motion, expansion links, bushes, brake components and pipe work. A full inventory has not yet been completed but it is expected that over £300K of components have now been taken and believed to be destined for scrap.
    If anyone knows any scrap merchants or dealers please let them know and get them to contact us if they get offered any components like this! A reward can be offered if items can be found and returned! We would rather have the items back than any other outcomes!
    Please share far and wide!
     
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    Sidmouth Resident of Nat Pres Staff Member Moderator

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    Photos now added of some of the missing items or similar to the missing items!
    On the evening of 1st July we had a break in and a number of components STOLEN from storage for 34039 Boscastle, this has included a number of important components including safety valves, pins, motion, expansion links, bushes, brake components and pipe work. A full inventory has not yet been completed but it is expected that over £30-£50k of components have now been taken and believed to be destined for scrap.
    If anyone knows any scrap merchants or dealers please let them know and get them to contact us if they get offered any components like this! A reward can be offered if items can be found and returned! We would rather have the items back than any other outcomes!
    Please share far and wide!
    The original £300k was a typo

    https://www.facebook.com/gcrofficial/photos/a.499122516816116/5411709338890718/?type=3

    https://www.facebook.com/gcrofficial/photos/a.499122516816116/5411709632224022/?type=3

    Links to a couple of the stolen items
     
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    5944 Resident of Nat Pres

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    Thanks Martin. Rail Advent posted £30,000, so I assumed that was a typo and the GCR figure was correct, just a little high!
     
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    Devastating news... The Restoration team must be so upset after years of hard work and so near to completion.
     
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    More information from a press release with additional photographs of some of the stolen parts:-
    Stolen items.jpg
     
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    There is an update about the missing parts, on the Boscastle website. Over 80 parts have been stolen.
     

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