'Dangerous' gang of caravan thieves targeting rural areas
Date of alert:
Thursday, 3 February 2022
A ‘DANGEROUS’ gang of caravan and trailer thieves are targeting rural areas – prompting police to urge residents to be vigilant.
Investigating officers from Northamptonshire Police say a number of such thefts have been recorded across the county, and from neighbouring areas in Warwickshire and Thames Valley, since December.
The group committing the crimes usually strike between 5pm and 4am, arriving in multiple vehicles.
Insp Dave Wakeman of Northamptonshire Police said: “Our experience with this group is that they are dangerous individuals – they have rammed police vehicles, failed to stop and driven at excessive speeds in order to get away from us, so our advice is not to approach them if you see them committing a crime, but to contact us straight away on 999 instead.