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Thanet: Engineer ‘gutted’ after lorry and digger stolen in overnight raid

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Original article from Kent Live

The owner of the CK Civils engineering firm was "gutted" after criminals broke into the company's yard in Ramsgate and stole various pieces of equipment.

The people reportedlt broke into the yard and managed to steal a lorry, a digger, a roller and various other tools on Monday evening (August 9)

The tracker on the lorry was removed from Wennington near Rainham at 10.30pm that same night.

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Chris Keeler, the owner of CK Civils, didn't find out about the robbery until opening up the next morning (August 10), when he saw the gates had been cut open.

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CCTV footage showed the individuals in the act as they manoeuvred the goods outside of the fence perimeter.

Since then the roller has shown up in the Essex town of Rayleigh yesterday evening (August 9) and has been compounded by police and the local council.

Chris has understandably been left "gutted" by the actions that have affected his business, which he set up in 2009.

"I'm just upset really. We've worked hard over the last few years to make things work," he said.

"We invested a lot of money in good tools, in good machines only for some scumbags to come and take if off you."

Chris also doesn't have much faith in police to find the criminals or his equipment, so has put out an appeal on social media to see if anyone can identify the individuals involved.

"By the time they pull their finger out, it'll be long gone the machines," he said.

"These individuals know exactly what they're doing, they'll be fast moving it, taking it apart, shipping it to another country.

"I think the community has been more helpful than the police [in previous cases]."

If you have any information related to this incident contact Chris on the email chris@ckcivils.co.uk

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