Reward offered after £10,000 in tools is stolen from workman in Wymondham

A trailer, similar to the one which was stolen from Justin Henry in Wymondham

A trailer, similar to the one which was stolen from Justin Henry in Wymondham - Credit: Archant

A workman has told of his devastation after at least £10,000 in tools was stolen from him while he was on holiday.

Justin Henry

Justin Henry - Credit: Archant

Justin Henry, from Wymondham, has offered a £1,000 reward to anyone who can help recover the tools.

Mr Henry, 28, said he was 'shattered' by the theft, which he believes must have happened last Thursday, July 7, in the afternoon or evening.

The father-of-one said: 'Stealing a workman's tools - it's the lowest of the low. They took literally everything. It means I can't do my work.

'They took my power tools and even my bag of hand tools with hammers and chisels and other pieces.'

The stolen items also included a four-wheeled trailer, nail guns, grinders, drills and saws. Also taken were sanders, a dehumidifier, blower, strimmer and laser level.

The theft follows a family tragedy for Mr Henry, whose father, Gary Henry, died on November 18 last year after his truck struck overhead power cables.

He said: 'It's another kick after that really.'

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Mr Henry is the director of Norfolk Barns LTD, a Wymondham-based business that coverts agricultural barns into homes.

He said a Facebook post about the theft had already been shared more than 890 times, and he hoped publicity about the crime would make it more difficult for the thieves to sell them on.

He said: 'I also want to warn people to be careful, and remember that if someone is trying to sell items kinds of items they could be stolen.

'I just want to stop them from being able to sell them, and hopefully catch them and bring them to justice.'

•Anyone with information about the crime should report it to the police on 101, or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

•Mr Henry said anyone who could help could also contact him directly on 07823 777747.