Warning issued after spate of thefts from vans in Thanet and east Kent

Vehicles suffered damage including smashed windows

Van owners are being urged to take measures to protect their vehicles following reports of thefts in Thanet and further afield.

Kent Police has received a number of reports of vehicle crime in Thanet, Dover, Canterbury and Shepway between Friday, January 10 and today (Friday, January 17).

A resident living near Lymington Road, Westgate-on-Sea reported an attempted theft from a van at 2am today before another theft was reported in the same area at 7am.

Kent Police are urging people to be vigilant and for van owners to consider the following measures:

Locking your van in a garage or secure location.

Fitting an alarm to your vehicle.

Parking in a well-lit area.

Installing CCTV or parking in areas which are covered by CCTV.

Ensuring you know what is in the vehicle, recording any serial numbers and photographing contents.

Anyone with information on any of the recent thefts is asked to call Kent Police on 01843 222289.

You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously by calling 0800 555 111 or using the anonymous online form at Crimestoppers-uk.org

1 Comment

  1. It’s about time we start to set traps for these little shit covered cockroaches, google ways to construct simple traps that likely cost them a finger or better still, a hand or an arm, lets get our own back on these cock wombles.

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