Police link thefts from vans after three crimes reported in Baldock during 24-hour period

Three thefts from vans in Baldock all believed to have taken place in the same 24-hour period are

Three thefts from vans in Baldock all believed to have taken place in the same 24-hour period are being linked by police. - Credit: Archant

Three thefts from vans in Baldock – all believed to have taken place in the same 24-hour period – are being linked by police.

Officers have today issued a witness appeal after a spate of thefts – two in the same part of Baldock – between Tuesday, December 20, and Wednesday, December 21.

The first recorded saw a Bosch electrical plainer, circular saw, jigsaw, hammer drill, multi-tool and a Hitachi nail gun all taken from a white Citroen Dispatch van in Hopewell Road which was broken into at some point between 4pm on December 20 and 9.35am the following day.

Nearby Coachmans Lane was also targeted with thieves breaking into a Peugeot Expert van and taking a Bosch cordless drill and router at some point between 8pm on December 20 and 7.30am the following morning.

In the third reported incident – taking place between 5.30pm on December 20 and 8.30am the next day – the passenger window of a silver Renault Trafic van was smashed and a Makita drill kit and an Adidas hoody stolen.


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A police spokeswoman said: “Officers believe the three incidents could be linked and ask that anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area between the times stated to please call Herts police’s non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference numbers G3/16/701 or G3/16/703.”

Alternatively, you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or via the anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

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