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Burglars target industrial estate

The Mercedes Sprinter van (in the middle) was stolen from Bag N Box Man in Adderbury on the Bank Holiday weekend

The Mercedes Sprinter van (in the middle) was stolen from Bag N Box Man in Adderbury on the Bank Holiday weekend

An Adderbury business owner is keen for people to be on the look-out for a van which was stolen during a burglary in the village over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Terry Andrews, managing director of The Bag N Box Man which is based at Station Yard industrial estate, lost his white Mercedes Sprinter van when offenders targeted his firm and several others some time on either Sunday or Monday.

The industrial estate comprises about ten units belonging to different businesses and at least seven of them were broken into.

Mr Andrews said the break-in has caused a disruption to the business – which had just had two of its doors reinforced for security purposes.

He said: “It’s not that they went through the drawers that’s the biggest problem as they didn’t take anything personal. It’s just the fact they took my van.”

Mr Andrews added the vehicle is not the most discreet one and should hopefully catch people’s eyes.

“It is a white van but it’s highly decorated and has got the company name right across it; it’s not particularly inconspicuous,” he said. The break-in has caused several issues to the firm which supplies bags and boxes. The offenders gained entry to the premises by smashing in a fire door. Other items stolen included a camera, cash and stock.

PC Simon Travis, officer in charge of the investigation, confirmed the van hit an ANPR camera in the Birmingham area at about 10pm on Monday. He is keen for anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious activity near Station Yard to call him on 101.

 

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