Chainsaw thieves are targeting Lancashire businesses. according to police.
Officers are investigating one incident where 13 chainsaws worth £6,000 were stolen from a business in Carnforth on December 19.
PC Patrick Cantle said: “The owner of the business is devastated by this theft.
“The work he carries out in the local area is vitally important to ensuring the safety of people. This theft could have potentially had a massive impact on his business, fortunately for him, this was not the case but consequences may have been serious given the high winds experienced recently.”