Appeal after Ford Transit Van thefts in Livingston

Published 17 August 2018

Police in West Lothian are appealing for information after two Ford Transit vans were stolen from an industrial estate in Livingston.

The incidents took place in Eliburn Industrial Park on Appleton Parkway earlier this week.

British Red Cross vanThe first theft took place around 10.25pm on Monday 13th August, when a van with the livery 'British Red Cross' and registration KS63 CKX was stolen.

The second theft took place around 10pm on Tuesday 14th August, when a van with blue 'DPH' livery and the registration SA14 OYP was stolen.

Officers are currently treating these incidents as linked and are urging anyone who may be able to help to come forward.

PC Marc Lunn of West Lothian's Community Investigation Unit said: "These thefts have denied a charity and a local business of resources and we're asking for the public's help as part of our efforts to return these vehicles to their rightful owners.

"Anyone who may have seen suspicious behaviour in the area, or who may know the whereabouts of the vans, is urged to contact either us or report this anonymously to Crimestoppers as soon as possible.

"We'd urge van owners to consider investing in a steering lock, or try to block your vehicle in on an evening so it's more difficult to move if someone is able to gain entry to this.

"Remain vigilant and contact Police Scotland on 101 if you see any suspicious behaviour, always dialling 999 if you see a crime in progress."

Those with information can contact West Lothian's Community Investigation Unit via 101, quoting incident number 0783 of 14th August for the British Red Cross van theft, or 1096 of 15th August for the theft of the van with 'DPH' livery.

Alternatively, an anonymous report can be made to the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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