Police are hunting an opportunist thief who stole a tradesman’s van from in front of the house in Lea, Preston where he was working.
The white Ford Transit van, registration number S169 RBD, went missing from in front of an address directly opposite the Pig and Whistle public house on Blackpool Road. Officers are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the theft, or may have seen the van since, or know its whereabouts to contact them as soon as possible. The theft happened around noon on Friday, October 4.
PC Matt Davidson said: “The owner of this van was carrying out work at a nearby house when the van, containing hundreds of pounds worth of tools. He is devastated by the theft as the vehicle and the tools are his livelihood and so we are keen to do what we can to trace the people responsible.”
Call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.