Police appeal for information following theft of Ford transit van in Grimsby

Theft of Ford transit van in Grimsby

Police appeal for information following theft of Ford transit van in Grimsby

Humberside Police are appealing to the public for information following the theft of a blue Ford transit van in Grimsby on Sunday 9 May.

The theft took place at around 10:40am on James Street when the thief entered the driver’s seat as the victim was at the rear of the van.

When the victim realised what had taken place, she tried to enter the van in an attempt to deter the thief, but was thrown from the vehicle as he drove off.

She suffered minor injuries as a result of the incident.

Now, police are urging members of the public to come forward if they recognise the man in the CCTV image.

They believe this man got into the vehicle with the unknown driver after the incident and fled the scene together.

A Humberside Police spokesperson said: “Can you help us identify the man in these CCTV images?

“Officers investigating the theft of a blue Ford transit van are appealing for information after the vehicle was taken from James Street, Grimsby at approximately 10:40am on Sunday 9 May.

“Whilst at the rear of the van, the victim was alerted by a sensor within the vehicle notifying her that the driver’s door had been opened.

“As she walked around to the passenger’s side of the vehicle to investigate, an unknown man had entered the van and had started the engine.

“The victim attempted to enter the vehicle in a bid to deter the unknown man and was thrown from van as he drove off leaving her with minor injuries.

“Prior to the incident occurring the unknown man riding the bike in these images approaches the van at a distance. Shortly after he returns on foot enters the vehicle and flees the scene with the van.

“We are appealing to anyone who may recognise the man in these CCTV images, or who believes they were in the area at the time of the incident who may be able to assist us with our enquiries to please contact us.

“You can call us on our non-emergency number 101 quoting log 173 of 9 May, or alternatively if you would prefer to report anonymously, you can do so by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.”

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