West Yorkshire property entrepreneur Andrew Mear has written to Prime Minister Theresa May and the district commander of Calderdale police, chief superintendent Dickie Whitehead, after becoming victim to four burglaries in five years.
The letters follow the latest theft of more than £10,000 worth of the tools and equipment needed to run the family property business, San Pedro. The company owns a multi-million property portfolio across West Yorkshire for which Andrew and his brothers do much of the repair work.
Andrew said: “I can’t believe that we have been burgled yet again. Following the last incident we invested in a highly secure container in which to keep all our equipment but the thief or thieves have even managed to hack into that.
“What has also been incredibly frustrating is the lack of response by the authorities. Despite reporting the incident to police it seems there simply isn’t the resource to investigate it properly. As a tax payer it is extremely annoying.
“As a result I have written to our local police chief and the Prime Minister complaining about the lack of police support and look forward to hearing what they have to say.”
The tools and equipment were kept in the secure container in Norwood Green near Andrew’s home and business base. The burglary took place between Saturday night August 20 and early hours of Sunday Morning August 21.
San Pedro owns properties across West Yorkshire including Skipton’s historic High Corn Mill.