Four Salisbury vans targeted in 48 hour spree

Four Salisbury vans targeted in 48 hour spree

Published by Jack Deery at 5:49am 3rd September 2019.

2 minute read

Two vans were broken into and another couple were damaged in Harnham.

The incidents all happened between Wednesday 28th and Thursday 29th of August. 

A Vauxhall Vivaro in Sussex Road had a number of tools stolen including a disc cutter, angle grinder and radio between 4.30am and 5.20am on the 29th.

Between 2.00pm on 28th and 7.00am on 29th a Volkswagen Caddy was broken into in Wiltshire Road and tools were also stolen.

The vans were all targeted in the Wiltshire Road area of Harnham

Two other vehicles were also damaged overnight on the 28th - a Ford Transit had its windows smashed while another Vauxhall Vivaro had its rear doors bent.

Both vehicles were on Hollows Close. 

Police are appealing for witnesses and anyone with any information should contact 101.


Wiltshire Police have some advice for residents to keep their vehicles safe from theft: 

  1. Keep your vehicle locked, windows shut and your keys secure
  2. Park in a well-lit area and in clear view of your property and any CCTV cameras.
  3. Do not leave any valuables such as wallets, phones, Sat Navs etc. on display.
  4. Consider fitting a tool safe and secure it with good quality locks.
  5. Try to park your van close to a building or hedge to restrict access.
  6. If possible, remove all tools from the van when it is left overnight.
  7. Take photographs of items of value, make a note of serial numbers and consider registering them on
  8. Consider fitting an alarm that is Secured by Design accredited.
  9. Mark the items of property/tools that are stored in the vehicle using an artificial DNA property marker such as Smartwater or SelectaDNA
  10. Call 999 immediately if you see a crime in progress or any suspicious activity around trade vans. Note the registration numbers of vehicles and descriptions of those involved
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