Have you seen these vehicles?

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Can you help? We are appealing for information and in particular want to trace these three vehicles following a high-value burglary at a premises in Darwen.

The incident occurred on May 20th when a group of around 18 people forced their way into an industrial compound on Global Way. The offenders arrived in three vehicles – two vans and a car - and used the vans to take stock away.

They made off with around £90,000 worth of e-cigarettes and vapes, in the direction of Lower Eccleshill Road.

We are now appealing for information about the incident and would like to trace the vehicles in the CCTV images. They are:

  • A white Transit van, registration number ST57 RKF
  • A white Iveco van, registration number BU07 LAA
  • A grey Volkswagen Golf, registration number HX67 HCH

We are also asking anybody in the area between 6pm and 6.20pm on May 20th to cast their minds back and let us know if they saw the vehicles, or saw anything suspicious, and to check their dashcam, CCTV or doorbell footage to see if they have captured anything.

PC Kathryn Egan, of Lancashire Police’s East Division, said: “We are appealing for information about this incident, which has left a local business thousands of pounds out of pocket.

“A large group approached the premises, broke in and backed two vans up, which they filled up with items and then made off. This is unacceptable anyway, but at a time when the cost of living is high and people are doing their best to pay their bills, it is incredibly unfair to target somebody’s livelihood in this way.

“We are taking this incident very seriously and are now asking anybody who was in the area and has CCTV, doorbell or dashcam footage to check it to see if they captured any of these vehicles, or anything else suspicious.

“Finally, if you have any other information, please share it with us.”

Anybody with information should call us on 101, quoting log 1226 of May 20th.

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