QCM Catering Equipment is asking its industry counterparts to be wary of any kit offered to them in unusual circumstances after a number of items were stolen from a site it is working on.
The Bristol-based distributor delivered new kitchen appliances worth thousands of pounds to a project in Somerset, but during the last 48 hours several products were taken from the premises.
A deep fat fryer, microwave, water boiler and Panini grill were among the items to disappear.
The main contractors are aware of the incident and the theft is currently being investigated by Avon and Somerset Constabulary.
However, QCM sales director Gerry Oakley said he was keen to make other dealers aware of the theft in case they are offered the items, which are new but unboxed.
The stolen items include:
– Fri Fri electric deep fat fryer – Model Super Easy 411 (Product Code: 650124/B500)
– Daewoo KOM9F85 microwave oven (Product Code: D10/KOM9F85; Serial No: KJ141E35790005)
– Lincat autofill electric water boiler (Product Code: EB3F)
– Contact Grill Co twin plate panini grill (Product Code EQCG GEC1D5)
Fortunately for QCM, security remains the responsibility of the main contractor so it should not incur any financial loss from the theft.
Anybody with information that can help trace the missing goods or who thinks they have been offered any of the items can get in touch with QCM here.