Thieves target vans in vehicle crime wave

Van crime in Hucknall
Van crime in Hucknall

A string of vehicle crimes have been commited in Hucknall in the seven days leading to Thursday 16 July.

On Wednesday 8 July in Daniels Way, Hucknall, a black Jaguar car caught fire and the Fire Brigade attended. But before the vehicle could be recovered it was stolen.

On Thursday 9 July at 1.15pm an unlocked white Ford Transit van was stolen from the roadside while the driver was making a delivery. On Monday 13 July at 6am in Elm Avenue a white Ford Transit van was stolen when left briefly, with the engine running. The van has since been recovered.

Inspector Nick Butler said: “Both the vans were left insecure for a very short time. This highlights the need to always lock your vehicle even if you are only leaving it for a matter of minutes.”

An attempt to break into a car caused damage to the passenger side door between 2pm and 4pm on Tuesday 7 July, in Piggins Croft car park, Hucknall. Between 4.50pm on Thursday 9 July and 5.25am on Friday 10 July in Cranbourne Grove, Hucknall, the rear doors of a Ford Transit van were forced. Tools and a petrol generator were stolen.