Digger worth £16,000 stolen from construction site near Arundel

Police are appealing for information after a digger was stolen from a construction site near Arundel.

Tuesday, 27th July 2021, 2:02 pm

The yellow Volvo digger went missing overnight on July 15, from The Old Church in The Street, Houghton, near Arundel, said Sussex Police.

It is believed to have been taken at some point between 4pm on July 15, and 8am on July 16, after being chained and padlocked by its owner at the end of the day’s work.

A police spokesman said: “As well as having an estimated value of around £16,000, its loss will also cause significant disruption to its owner and ongoing construction work.

Anybody who has seen this digger, or has anything that could help with enquiries, is asked to contact Sussex Police

“Due to the size of the vehicle and timing of its theft, it is likely it would have to have been loaded onto a trailer and driven away.”

Officers are appealing for information which could help with its return – and anybody who has seen the digger in the picture, or has anything that could help with enquiries, is asked to contact the police online, or by calling 101, quoting reference 0288 of 16/07.