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Stolen Kidderminster pay and display machines found
8:57am Thursday 24th January 2013 in News
BOTH pay and display machines stolen from Kidderminster car parks earlier this month have been recovered but police are still trying to piece together what happened to them.
One machine stolen from the car park outside Matalan, off Park Lane, on Sunday, January 13, was recovered from the Habberley Valley nature reserve car park last Thursday.
The other, taken from Kidderminster Hospital on Tuesday, January 15, was found on Wednesday last week on a canal towpath off Lisle Avenue by a member of the public who had seen the story on The Shuttle website.
Both machines have been sent off for forensic examination.
There was no money in either machine when they were recovered and police do not know how much, if any, they contained when they were stolen.
On both occasions, thieves were seen reversing a white Transit-style van into the machines before putting them in the van and driving off.
It had been reported the van was found on Wednes-day last week at the Hoo Farm Industrial Estate but police said it was found at 2.30am that day at Lincoln Crescent, not far from Manor Close, from where it was taken from six days earlier.
Police added that the van had contained £3,000 worth of power tools when it was stolen and they had not yet been recovered.
Anyone with information should call 101, or ring independent crime charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555111.