Warning over caravan thefts
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Police are urging caravan owners to be vigilant after an increase in thefts and attempted thefts.
Since May 2021, there have been a total of 18 recorded thefts of caravans and motorhomes across Staffordshire.
There have also been seven attempted thefts.
Most recently, a motorhome was stolen from Sandon Road in Stone.
Police were called on Wednesday (28 July) to Eastern Way, Cannock, following reports of suspicious activity.
Officers attended and a man was reportedly taking photos of a motorhome.
Since 23 July, there have been three reports of males calling at residential addresses in Lichfield, Cheslyn Hay and Penkridge, to inquire as to whether motorhomes are for sale.
Police are aware of a black Land Rover Defender being involved in such inquiries.
Thefts and attempted thefts have been reportedly taking place in the early hours of the morning and during weekdays.
Some of the stolen vehicles have since been recovered from sites in Birmingham and Bewdley.
Vehicle crime lead for Staffordshire Police, Chief Inspector Dave Wain, said: "Owners need to ensure that their motorhomes and caravans are kept secure.
"This means locked, immobilised, and in a safe place.
"It’s also important to report any suspicious activity as soon as possible to police."
Contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or call 101.
Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 5555 111.