Thieves raid former church

Police are appealing for information after thieves stole £2,500 of tools from a former church which is currently undergoing renovation.

The items were taken from St Andrew’s Church, in Boulmer, sometime between 4pm on Thursday and 8am on Friday.

Among the kit taken was a Husqvarna stone cutter. It is orange in colour and has the name Allan written on it in yellow.

A Hilti hammer drill, which is red, and a black and orange Spit hammer drill, were taken in the raid. Both these items also have the name Allan written on them in yellow.

The thieves also made off with a Ryobi hammer drill, which is green and grey.

A Makita impact driver, which is cordless and blue in colour, was taken.

The haul also included a cordless, blue Makita drill and a Hitachi mitre saw, which is plain in colour.

A black and orange Worx Sonicrafter was also stolen.

The church building is located on the corner of the road at the north end of Boulmer.

It was built in 1881 as a church and a schoolroom and was later used purely as a church.

The church closed a few years ago due to a decline in its congregation.

It is now a house and undergoing development.

Anyone with details of the theft or who knows the whereabouts of the tools, should call police on 101.

Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.