Appeal: Lego Sets Stolen From Charity, Huddersfield
Friday November 17, 2017
Police are appealing for information following the theft of a large number of sets of Lego from a children’s charity in Huddersfield.
The charity, Fairy Bricks distributes Lego sets to children’s hospitals and hospices.
The incident is believed to have taken place between 5pm on Thursday November 16, and 9am on Friday November 17, when approximately 2000 sets of Lego 24 in 1 Christmas sets were stolen from a vehicle parked on a gated industrial estate off New Hey Road.
The sets stolen are set number 40222 - a 24 in 1 building set that was issued promotionally by Lego stores last Christmas.
The sets stolen cannot be purchased in shops.
NPT Inspector for Huddersfield James Kitchen said; “The items stolen were intended to help improve the wellbeing of children who may be in hospital, or hospices over the festive period.
“I would appeal to anyone to may have been in the area overnight who may have seen or heard anything suspicious or who has any information to come forward.
“I would also urge anyone who may see the sets advertised for sale via online auction sites or social media, or who is invited to buy them in person to think twice.
“These are not sets you would be able to ordinarily purchase and their availability to you may not be legitimate.
“If you are in doubt of the sets origin, don’t buy them, but contact the police.
“Our enquiries are very much on going to find those responsible.”
Anyone with any information about the incident, who has seen the sets for sale or has been invited to buy them should contact police via 101 quoting 13170537540. Information can also be passed to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.