Thefts from vehicles – Suspicious van

The police are aware of a Silver coloured Transit size van that is going round and the occupants are stealing number plates from vehicles, fitting these to the van and then breaking into other vehicles, so that even when a witness does get the number it just comes back as stolen.

There was a short pursuit in Birstall around 3.00am on Tuesday 17th January, when the van was seen making off from a recent theft, but unfortunately due to the manner of driving it had to be aborted and they got away.  The same van is believed to have been responsible for several other thefts in Hinckley, Barwell & Glenfield overnight and enquiries are ongoing to try to identify the occupants.

If you see such a vehicle in suspicious circumstances, please report it immediately to the police.

(Information from  local beat officer)