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Motorhome stolen and vans broken into after ‘spate of thefts’ overnight in West Lindsey

A motorhome and thousands of pounds worth of tools were stolen from a Lincolnshire district in the same night. Residents in the West Lindsey area reported a number of van break-ins during the early hours of Friday, February 2, as well as the theft of a motorhome from a village housing estate.

Langworth resident, Robin Curtis, says he woke up on Friday morning to find his toolbox empty on the side of the road and three holes drilled into the side of his van. Around £4,000 worth of tools were stolen from the van during the incident which police say took place between 12.35am and 12.45am. Robin said: “It’s shocking to think that it happened just nine minutes away from police headquarters.”

Just moments later, down the road at The Meadows estate in the village, a motorhome reportedly worth around £60,000 was stolen. CCTV footage supplied by the owners shows a group of people entering the estate before the motorhome is driven off at around 1.13am.

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Thieves drilled three small holes in Robin's van door and stole thousands of pounds worth of tools
Thieves drilled three small holes in Robin’s van door and stole thousands of pounds worth of tools

Lincolnshire Police are investigating both incidents and “would encourage anyone with information to come forward”. Robin says that after posting about his van break-in on social media, a number of other people in the West Lindsey area got in touch to say that they had experienced a similar thing on the same night.

Police say they cannot find any other reports from elsewhere in the district and no arrests have been made in connection with the Langworth incidents. Robin hopes that the situation will encourage other van owners and residents in the area to be more vigilant.

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