Market Overview Warn UK Residents About Theft


Following on from a series of separate robberies in the United States where leaf blowers and other equipment have been taken over night or at knife point; the online retailer is encouraging people to be careful when storing and using their blower in public. They also announce an update to their ebook which went down well last autumn.

Evesham, Worcestershire (PRWEB UK) 4 November 2012 is one of the large online retailers on specialist leaf blowing equipment in the UK and as such they're always up to date on the latest goings on in this field, no matter where in the world things are happening.

Latest reports from across the pond have detailed several incidents that have involved the theft of a leaf blower and additional equipment. The first was a non-violent theft that occurred overnight in Avon Lake, Ohio. A resident reported the theft of a leaf-blower from his unlocked shed to the police, but could only narrow down the theft to the early week of October.

The second incident involved an unknown person threatening a man at knife point in order to steal his leaf blower on the Manhattan Beach on October 10th. The police concluded that this incident was related to other minor felonies in the area and warned residents to be overly cautious and aware of their surroundings at all times.

After hearing this news, the crew at were adamant that they pushed out a warning to fellow UK residents to ensure this didn't become a common occurrence over here. Many people aren't aware of the value a leaf blower can have (some stretching up to nearly four-figures) and this makes them less cautious when using one.

Lee Taylor, Category Manager at commented: “There are a minority of people out there in this country; America and everywhere else that know the value of this type of equipment and these are the folks you have to be wary of. If they think they can pick up an easy £200 by stealing a leaf blower, there's a good chance they'll try it. As such, we strongly advise you to only use leaf blowers in public, well lit places with other people around and keep your guard up at all times. On top of this, it's also strongly recommended to bring your blower inside with you at night as this will decrease the likelihood of things getting stolen and out-buildings getting broken into by thieves.”

Late last year the online retailer produced an e-book guide on leaf blowers titled: “Everything you have ever needed to know about Leaf Blowers”. They have stated they will update the book to include further safety information about ensuring safety and protecting the equipment whilst not in use. is currently operating on the constantly growing Online Home Retail Network. The OHR network at present hosts around 50 separate websites which all sell a wide range of products; ranging from air tools and toilet cisterns to bathroom towel rails and other accessories. Online Home Retail Limited originally started out as Plumbworld Ltd back in 1999 and since then it has been bought by the Grafton Group PLC in 2006 and received a major rebrand in 2012. The business now employs close to 60 people in its purpose built warehouse & offices, along with a turnover that is nearing £25 million a year.

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