Leyburn lorry thefts prompts warning

14 August 2013

Police are urging haulage firms to be vigilant following the theft of a curtain-sided lorry from Leyburn.

The six-wheel Scania vehicle was taken from Moor Road, overnight between Monday 12 August and Tuesday 13 August 2013.

Officers are appealing to businesses to ensure that all their vehicles are properly secured at all times to prevent any further thefts from occurring.

Sgt Nick Hill, of North Yorkshire Police, said:

In the current financial climate firms can ill-afford to lose any of their assets and I am urging business owners to ensure that security is high on their agenda.

Please make sure your vehicles are locked in secure compounds when not in use and it is also a good idea to use tracker Policesystems and GPS locators to give you a better chance of getting your lorries back if they are stolen.

I would also urge people to report any suspicious people or vehicles to the police as soon as possible.

If you have any information about the theft in Leyburn or would like to report any suspicious behaviour, please contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 – select option 1 – and pass information to the Force Control Room.

If you wish to remain anonymous, Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If you are calling with information about the Leyburn theft, please quote reference number 12130138432

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