Thieves break into van while driver is distracted in Portsmouth

CAUGHT ON CAMERA CCTV images of the thieves
CAUGHT ON CAMERA CCTV images of the thieves
Picture: Malcolm Wells

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THESE two dodgy men broke into a van and were caught red handed with their mitts inside a cash box on CCTV.

The thieves broke into the vehicle in Washington Road, Buckland, while wearing hi-viz jackets to make it look like they were workers.

The pair used a tool to force their way into the van and then got into a small cash box inside the vehicle, from which they stole £300 cash.

The theft happened at 1pm on June 1, an hour before a second similar offence in Southampton.

This time the driver was distracted by one of the crooks while the second forced his way into the back of the van and then its cash box in a similar manner.

The second van had £240 taken from its internal cash box.

Police are appealing to anyone with any information to call Fratton station on 101 or 0845 045 4545.

Or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 where anonymity can be offered.