Sinn Féin Councillor Patricia Logue (pictured above) has warned residents in the greater Bishop Street /Foyle Road area to be on the alert for lead thefts.
Its follows the thefts of lead from a dozen homes in Iona Court and Moore Walk this week.
“People would find it hard to believe that when they are in their beds that in the middle of the night there are people taking lead from their properties.
“But this is exactly what happened in Iona Walk and Moore Walk this week. I know that at least 12 houses were targeted and most of lead was taken from the backs of the houses.”
Colr. Logue continued: “This is just not opportunist small time thefts.
“There have been a number of stories in the local press over the past few years regarding the theft of lead from homes, businesses and schools in the Derry area.
“I would urge the PSNI to put in place whatever resources are available to apprehend whoever is behind these thefts, and if the community have any information on who is responsible they should bring it forward.”
Colr. Logue finished off by warning scrap merchents to be wary.
“I would also urge scrap merchants in the Derry and Donegal area to be wary of people trying to sell off lead material quickly.”