Appeal: Volkswagen van stolen from Cross Hills and taken to West Yorkshire

1 April 2014

Police in Cross Hills near Skipton are appealing for information after a Volkswagen van was stolen from an industrial estate on Skipton Road.

At around 3.50pm on Wednesday 26 March 2014, the grey Volkswagen Caddy van, registration number YE08 WPX was stolen by suspects who arrived at the scene in a white van, possibly a Vauxhall.

The stolen van was then driven to an industrial estate on Ryefield Way in Silsden, West Yorkshire, where the suspects removed the registration plates and replaced them with a stolen set from parked vehicle. The stolen Volkswagen Caddy is now believed to be displaying the registration number YY12 AYP.

Police are appealing for anyone who has seen the stolen van bearing either of the two registration numbers to contact them. They also want to hear from anyone who has any other information about the theft of the vehicle of knows where it is now.

If you have any information, please call North Yorkshire Police on 01904 618691, select option 2 and ask for PC Mark Browne. Or email

If you wish to remain anonymous, you can pass information to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Please quote reference number 12140047791 when passing on information about this crime.

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