Humberside Police are appealing for information following the recovery of stolen fireworks in Driffield.
The fireworks were stolen from a warehouse belonging to the Yorkshire Trading Company on Riverhead, Driffield between Saturday 11 January and Sunday 12 January.
A spokeswoman for Humberside Police said: “Offenders approached a warehouse belonging to the Yorkshire Trading Company located on Skerne Road, from the rear, having to pass by the back of Woodlands Nursing Home. They scaled the security fence and approached a security container and used cutting equipment to gain entry into the container. Once inside they removed numerous boxes of packed fireworks and transported them back over the security fence.”
Thieves used an industrial-sized wheelie bin to transport the fireworks from the site to a railway footbridge.
The police spokeswoman added: “An industrial sized wheelie bin was used to transport the stolen fireworks 250 yards down the road where it was then abandoned underneath the railway footbridge before person/s left the scene in direction unknown.
“The large bin would have had to be pushed along and across the road at Riverhead to get to this location and would no doubt have been both visible and noisy.”
A member of the public found the fireworks on Sunday afternoon and reported them to the police. They have since been returned to the owners.
The police spokeswoman said: “It is believed a quantity of them were taken by thieves before they were found as there have been several incidents involving fireworks reported since the theft.”
If you know anything about the theft please contact the police on non-emergency number 101 and quote crime reference 2020392.