Police in Derry/Londonderry are investigating the theft of copper piping from premises on Northland Road in the city during the early hours of today, Friday 5 January. 
The theft was reported to police shortly after 1.10am today and is believed to have occurred sometime between 10.30pm last night (Thursday, 4 January) and 12.15am this morning. Enquiries are continuing and police appeal to anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in the area between the times reported, or has dash-cam footage available from between these times to get in touch on 101 quoting reference number 60 of 05/01/24 or report online using the non-emergency reporting form via www.psni.police.uk/report

A report can also be made anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111

Secure premises 
Inspector Gahan said: "Police are urging contractors and builders to take steps to prevent thefts from new builds and empty properties by securing premises and sites as fully as possible. Construction companies should take the proper precautions and have new build sites well monitored. If you notice anything untoward in your neighbourhood, or see unknown vehicles outside premises or on neighbouring land in rural areas, note down any important details such as a description or vehicle registration and contact police immediately on 999. Police will follow up on your call and there is every possibility your prompt information could prevent a crime."
For crime prevention advice or information call 101 to speak with the local crime prevention officer.