Transit vans are being targeted by thieves who appear to have a fob that will open the vehicle, although the fob will not start the vehicle. They are using this in order to steal high value tools from within the vehicle.
Issued 8 November, 2017
To date the team has created a police steps package to highlight the problem to make officers outside of Pershore aware of this issue.
The community has been made aware via Twitter and the Teams website and also Crime Prevention Information has been posted on the website.
Between the 1st October and today the 8th November there have been 21 incidents of vehicle crime within Pershore.
Between the 9th November and 21st November the team and officer's from other areas have targetted the areas overnight, the local team have carried out patrols up to 2am in the areas most affected as a result of this. To date during this period there hasn't been any thefts from vehicles or van's, although there has been two vehicles stolen, one of which the owner left his keys in the vehicle whilst on a petrol forecourt. Patrols to continue.
Between 22nd November and 13th December patrols have continued day and night as and when operational commitments have aloud. During this period we have received two reports of vans being broken into, patrols to continue.