Thieves steal East Hampshire wholesalers’ van

TAKEN A similar vehicle to the stolen van
TAKEN A similar vehicle to the stolen van
Picture: Malcolm Wells

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A van was stolen by a crook who jumped inside when it was parked at a farm.

Detectives have released a picture of a similar van to the one that was stolen.

The white Ford Transit van, belonging to Bryant Brothers wholesalers, which has a long-running stall at Petersfield market, was parked outside Gold’s Farm, Greatham, where the business is based. The keys had been left in the ignition.

Another van drove up alongside the transit and a man got into it and drove off at speed. The van was last seen in Hindhead

Detective Constable Craig Rainsley, who is investigating, said: ‘We would like to remind people using delivery vehicles that although it may seem inconvenient at the time to lock vehicle – thieves will take advantage of opportunities presented to them.

‘Please lock vehicles when unattended – don’t give thieves any chances.’

The van was stolen between 12.15pm and 12.25pm last Thursday.

The vehicle registration is DN56 NDL.

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.