CCTV captures armed raiders stealing tools from Rotherham workshop

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Tools worth £10,000 were stolen from a Rotherham workshop in a two minute raid captured on CCTV.

Thieves struck at Woodhouse Contract Furnishers Limited in Dinnington on Monday night - escaping with power tools worth around £10,000.

CCTV footage

CCTV footage

Armed with crowbars, two men were captured on a CCTV camera breaking into the unit in Bookers Way and stealing power tools in a two minute raid.

Around eight workers had items stolen, with one man left with just a pencil and tape measure after the raid.

David Cooper, whose tools were stolen, said: "Two guys with crowbars got in and stole all our tools in two minutes flat.

"They got away with about £10,000 worth of stuff."

Van used in the raid

Van used in the raid

The 36-year-old father of two, who said the raid temporarily halted production at the seat manufacturing and upholstering business, added: "Without any tools we were unable to work, so replacements had to be found.

"Leaving people unable to work is literally like taking food out of our kids' mouths.

"I hope anyone offered the tools or who knows where they are does the right thing."

The CCTV footage of the raid has been shared on Facebook, with users urged to report those responsible.

CCTV footage

CCTV footage

Anyone with information about the raid or whereabouts of the tools should call South Yorkshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.