Pane-staking search leads to arrest over window theft

Northern District police have uncovered a large amount of stolen building materials after a search at Edinburgh North.

It will be alleged that about 8am on Thursday 5 December, officers went to the Westport Road property after receiving information that a stolen trailer was there.

At the property police located the trailer along with an additional three stolen trailers, a stolen car and a large quantity of building material.

This included more than 150 new glass windows and sliding doors which had been stolen from houses under construction in the northern suburbs of Adelaide.

Enquiries to identify the victims/owners of the stolen property are continuing.

Police arrested a 42-year-old man from Salisbury North, and he was charged with theft, unlawful possession and theft by receiving. He was bailed to appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on January 16 2020.

Anyone who recognises the property as theirs, or knows who the items may belong to is asked to contact Northern District Police on 8207 9466 between 7am – 11.30pm every day.

If you intend to claim the items, please take proof of ownership with you such as receipts or invoice numbers.

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