Carpenter appeals for return of tools

PUBLISHED: 13:44 27 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:51 15 June 2010

A CARPENTER is appealing for a thief to return his tools. Brian Coutenay-Bishop, of Honiton, is struggling to keep on top of his workload without them and says he can't afford to buy new ones.

A CARPENTER is appealing for a thief to return his tools.Brian Coutenay-Bishop, of Honiton, is struggling to keep on top of his workload without them and says he can't afford to buy new ones.The specialist tools, collected over many years, were stolen from a lock-up unit on a building site at Colyford. The theft occurred on Sunday, May 18. Electrical cable and switches were also stolen.Mr Courtenay-Bishop, 62, discovered the theft early the following day.Bolt croppers had been used to gain access to a compound before the unit was forced open."I am a carpenter struggling to keep up with the bills and this theft has made my life even harder," said Mr Courtenay-Bishop."I had to pay for those tools with a lot of effort. I would ask the thief to, please, leave the tools where they can be found. Getting my tools back would be a great help."Missing is a circular saw, a chop saw, a nail gun, a cordless drill, a level and a saw. They are marked with the number five of a dice.If anybody has any information about the whereabouts of the tools, they are urged to call police on 08452 777444.

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