HUNDREDS of boxes of metal detectors have been stolen from a lorry in Bradford.
Police say Minelab GPX 4500 detectors were in the trailer of the vehicle parked on Common Road in Low Moor between 8pm on January 12 and 8am the next day.
Around 300 boxes were taken, worth around £400,000.
Detective Constable Imran Haider said: “Whoever has taken these items must have done so using a large vehicle and it is highly likely there will have been more than one person involved.
“Removing 300 of these devices will not have been a quick task to perform and it is possible someone will have seen this happening.
“We know that the metal detectors were taken from the rear of the vehicle and we have undertaken forensic examinations of the scene.
“A number of enquiries have been made, however; we now need the support and assistance of the public to help trace those responsible.
“These are quite distinctive items and someone would clearly know if they had been offered one or had seen one in the area.
“If you have any information which could help us in our investigations or believe you may have witnessed this theft, then please contact us on the non emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers in confidence on 0800 555 111.
“Likewise, if you know the whereabouts of these items, please get in touch.”