POLE-PINCHING thieves are being hunted after they tore down a business’s aerial.
The 10ft length of metal was stolen from Inventive Data Ltd in Lister Road, at Peterlee’s North West Industrial Estate.
Police believe someone might have spotted the scavengers who took the section of steel carrying away the equipment, or saw it being loaded on to a vehicle and driven away.
Checks are being carried out with scrap yards in the area, but any witnesses, or people who have since seen the metal being put to use as an antenna, are being urged to contact officers.
The incident happened between Saturday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 24.
Anyone with information is asked to contact Durham Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.