Van thieves operating in Crosspool

Residents have been in touch to ask us to pass on to van owners that there are thieves operating in the Crosspool area.

One van had its side door prized off on Den Bank Crescent on Tuesday night this week.

Another van was targeted the same night on Hagg Lane. The side door was again prized open and the front window smashed.

And on Thursday night a van was targeted on Den Bank Drive.

Transit van torched on Lydgate Lane

A sat nav system and laptop bag were stolen from a Transit van parked on Lydgate Lane on Thursday 28 July.

Thieves broke in to the van at around 00.30am. Upon discovering that the laptop bag only contained papers, they threw it into Lydgate Park and set the van on fire.

The following day, someone removed the van’s rear lights and drained the diesel from the vehicle. It is not known if these incidents were connected to the break-in and torching.

The torched van on Lydgate Lane
The torched van on Lydgate Lane