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Landrover Defender stolen from Hilton on the 28th of February 2019

Vehicle crime, Hilton, Bridgnorth

  • Incident number: 0714S 280219 -Theft of Landrover Defender
  • Date: 03/03/2019
  • Sender: PCSO 6421 Mal Goddard
  • Business area name: Bridgnorth

Rural Crime - Landrover Defender stolen from Hilton on the 28th of February 2019.

A Landrover Defender was reported stolen from Hilton on the 28th of February 2019.

At just after 11:30pm on the night of Thursday the 28th of February 2019, residents in Hilton were woken by a loud crashing noise. This was caused by at least two unidentified offenders who stole a Landrover Discovery from the village, the noise was made as they smashed through a set of security barriers that had been intended to prevent the theft of the Landrover. The Landrover then drove off at speed in the direction of Wolverhampton from the village. The last three figures of the registration of the stolen Landrover are JOA.

One other vehicle is believed to have been involved in this theft as the offenders are thought to have driven in it prior to the theft of the Landrover.

Despite the victim taking very good precautions to protect their Landrover, the offenders were determined to steal it and caused considerable damage to the barriers securing it.

As soon as it was reported to the Police checks were conducted through the Automatic Number Plate Recognition (ANPR) system cameras to check the last time the vehicle activated a camera. The details of the vehicle have also been added to the ANPR check list so that if it activates a camera, any nearby Officers can be contacted and deployed appropriately.

If you were in the area during the relevant time period and witnessed anything that may be linked to this theft, or believe that you have information that may help the Police identify those responsible, please call 101 and refer to incident 0715S 280219.

If you wish to pass information anonymously, you can call CRIMESTOPPERS on 0800 555 111 or use this link to pass the information over the internet https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information

You can email the Safer Neighbourhood Team at bridgnorth.snt@westmercia.pnn.police.uk , but be aware that this email address should not be used to report an incident that requires an urgent Police answer as it is not monitored 24 hours a day.

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PCSO 6421 Mal Goddard