Thieves raided his van parked at the Nuneaton hotel and stole thousands of pounds worth of tools - as well as Father's Day gifts
A plumber has been left with 'absolutely nothing' after heartless thieves stole thousands of pounds worth of tools from his van at a Nuneaton hotel.
Not only did they raid his van of all of his equipment, they also stole David Routledge's clothes bought for him as a Father's Day gift from his five children.
The County Durham resident has been stopping at the Holiday Inn at Bermuda Park as he is working on site in Galley Common.
"With being a plumbing and heating engineer, my tools and equipment are vital for me to work," he said.
"I am absolutely devastated that my equipment, along with thousands of pounds worth of tools I have worked so hard for, have been stolen from my van," he said.
"With just getting back on my feet after the Covid pandemic lockdown, like other plumbing engineers, I am devastated there are heartless people out there that can do this to someone working away from home and five young kids.
"I am now left worse off than during the pandemic."
The plumbing and heating engineer reported the theft and damage to his van to Warwickshire Police.
He is desperate for anyone with any information about the theft, which happened between 10pm on Tuesday, June 22, and 7am on Wednesday, June 23, to contact police.
Similarly, if anyone has been offered any of the following Dewalt tools:
- 88v impact driver
- 18v circular rip saw grinder
- 18v sds drill
- 18v tough system radio
- 6x 5.0amp batteries marked (dr) in pen
- Vito pro pack xl tool bag full of hand tools screwdrivers and spanners
- Milwaukee hole hog cordless angle drill with markings on (tealstone)
- Testo gas analyser kit
- Tool bag full of gas equipment and paperwork with customers addresses.