Appeal for witnesses regarding a stolen van – Ivinghoe Aston & Buckingham
A van has been reported stolen in Ivinghoe Aston on Monday morning (08/01).
At around 6am a Citroen Berlingo had been left running, whilst it was being defrosted. When the owner returned to the vehicle it had been stolen, with the keys and his wallet inside.
The van is white with distinctive red rear panels.
A vehicle matching this description, but bearing Irish number plates, was seen in suspicious circumstances at 11pm the same day, in the Linden Village area of Buckingham.
The vehicle contained three men, one of which is described as white and a large build. There is no description for the other two men.
The van was later found and recovered in the Bedfordshire area, containing a number of tools, which are believed to be stolen.
Investigating Officer PC Dean Kingham, based at Aylesbury Police Station said “I want to speak to anyone that might have seen this van, or can give me a description of the men.
“Enquiries are ongoing to find out who the recovered tools belong to and I will be in contact with the owners when this has been done.
“I would also like to remind residents not to leave vehicles unattended when they are being defrosted. Not only does this provide opportunist thieves a chance to steal it, your insurance company may not pay if it is stolen under these circumstances.”
If you have any information regarding this crime please call PC Kingham on the 24 hour non-emergency number 101, quoting reference number 43180006624.
If you don’t want to speak to the police or give your details you can contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, or report it online.
Crime prevention advice and information can be found on the Thames Valley Police website.