Thieves use keys to access locked container and steal more than $30k worth of electrical equipment from Works Ministry

An investigation has been launched into the theft of a number of items from a container belonging to the Ministry of Works.

REAL News understands that the perpetrators stole 30 water pumps with pressure tanks, each valued at $1,200.

The thieves also made off with two rolls of 2.5 electrical wires and four heavy-duty drop cords from a container located at Old Runway.

Reportedly, it was the Ministry’s steel-bender foreman who reported the theft to the Criminal Investigations Department (CID).

According to reports, the intruders gained accessed to the items by utilizing the keys to the two padlocks that secured the container.

A source says the Police have interviewed a number of people, to date, as their probe into the incident continues.

As usual, a search of the surrounding areas was carried out, but the stolen items were not found.