Police warning after high number of caravan thefts in South Cambridgeshire villages including Steeple Morden and Duxford

PUBLISHED: 12:02 01 July 2015 | UPDATED: 12:02 01 July 2015

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A high number of caravans have been stolen in South Cambridgeshire, sparking warnings from the police.

On Monday, a caravan was stolen from a site in Church Street in Steeple Morden. The caravan was unhooked from its power source and stolen using a white flatbed truck.

Between about midday on Friday and 6.30pm on Sunday another caravan was stolen from a storage site in Hunts Road, Duxford.

Intruders cut a hole in a high hedge surrounding the site, partially filled a ditch with soil and placed boards to bridge the gap to allow them to remove the caravan. The caravan is CRIS registered.

Caravans have also been stolen from Newton and Willingham within the last six weeks.

Crime reduction officer for South Cambridgeshire, Rachel Carr, said: “This is an unusually high number of caravan thefts in a short space of time and we are asking members of the public to be vigilant.

“There are a number of simple measures caravan owners can take to reduce the risk of theft such as installing a tracking device and a caravan alarm. In addition, hitch locks, plus wheel and axle locking devices, can deter opportunist attacks.”

Anyone with information regarding the thefts should contact police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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