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Cotswold Residents Warned to Look Out for Red Van

Police in the Cotswolds and Stroud Division are urging homeowners to be on the lookout for a red Ford Transit van after the vehicle was used in a number of incidents.

The vehicle, registration M334 MBO, was seen in Barrow, Boddington between 4pm and 4.30pm on Monday September 3.

Between these times unknown offenders forced the metal gate of a farm in the area and cut locks securing a barn.

They stole horticultural equipment, including a ride-on mower and a strimmer, valued in excess of 3,000.

The van was seen again in Brockhampton Park, Brockhampton, at around 3pm on Tuesday September 4.

It was being used by two men who were disturbed by a member of the public as they tried to steal a trailer loaded with thousands of pounds worth of gardening equipment.

Shortly after this incident the Transit called at a farm off Chargrove Lane in Cheltenham.

The three men inside the vehicle asked the farm's owner about scrap metal before leaving the area.

The driver was a white male, in his 20s. He was wearing a T-shirt and is described as being fat with 'piggy eyes'.

One of the passengers was white and wore a blue baseball cap. He may have had ginger hair and he spoke with a slight Irish accent.

Anyone who has seen the van, or who has information about the burglary in Boddington, is asked to contact police on 0845 090 1234, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 393 of September 3.

Posted : 12/09/2007 12:25:26

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