Gas leak due to copper theft in Assen: witnesses wanted

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Assen – Dozens of residents of Torenlaan in Assen had to leave their homes for some time on Monday evening, March 6, due to a gas leak in the street. The leak originated in an empty house and was caused by a copper theft.

Around 6:30 pm, a passerby smells a strong gas smell around a house on Torenlaan. Measurements by the fire service and network operator showed that the entire house had filled with gas. GRIP 1 has been set to this and the houses and buildings in the area have been evacuated. Residents and users have been accommodated in a nearby church. From the first findings on site it quickly became clear that the gas leak was caused by the theft of copper gas pipes. At around 9:30 p.m., the signal was safely issued and residents were able to return to their homes.

Theft between Sunday evening and Monday afternoon

The police started an investigation. On Tuesday, specialists will conduct trace investigations in the house. We have spoken with local residents and we are looking at camera images.

The theft must have taken place between Sunday evening 10:30 PM and Monday afternoon 6:30 PM. Did you see anything striking around the house during this period? For example, did you see people who were in or around the house for a longer period of time? Or a car that was parked conspicuously? Then contact the police. Even if you are in possession of a security or doorbell camera that may show the theft or the suspect(s), we would like to get in touch with you.

You can call 0900-8844. Would you prefer to pass on your tips anonymously? Then call 0800-7000 for Report Crime Anonymously.

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