|Thieves Target Lead Roof in Acton Central|
Porch left denuded for second time
One Acton resident was left without a porch roof last week after thieves targeted a house in Acton Central. He warns other residents that their lead roofs could be at risk.
Thieves had stolen the lead roof above the front door.
He continued: “The same thing happened exactly a year ago almost to the day. I guess it is the same people who are the perpetrators.”
Despite taking precautions, the resident has been left out of pocket. He said: “The scrap metal is worth very little but costs a fortune to replace. The lead was even marked with crime prevention ‘Smartwater’ information.”
“I have reported it. I don't think the police have the time to investigate it though, perhaps understandably. I suppose this is why such petty crime is so rife.“This is an industry now - if you have a lead roof, flashing etc then please be aware. Or if you see anyone acting suspiciously obviously call the Police.”
September 20, 2010