Van hire thieves strike again to steal CCTV equipment

Thieves who broke into a van hire company in Wrexham returned to the scene of their crime 3 days later to steal the company’s CCTV equipment for fears they had been captured on camera.

The number of break-ins at the Wrexham based van rental firm now stands at three within just a month. The strain of the constant attacks is taking its toll on the 71-year-old company boss who says he’s now considering retiring as a result of the spate of burglaries.

The burglars first broke into a parked car on site at the van hire company. The vehicle belonged to one of the drivers and a satellite navigation system was stolen after the thieves smashed the driver’s window to gain entry.

Just three days later the thieves returned, and this time broke into the van hire office, making away with the hard drive to the depot’s CCTV system. It’s thought the burglars were afraid they’d been captured breaking into the vehicle three days earlier and wanted to destroy the evidence.

During the third break-in that month, robbers smashed the window of a 12-seater minibus to steal a CD/radio cassette player and also broke into another minibus nearby but failed to find anything to take.

The police in Wrexham are reported to be investigating the spate of burglaries at the van hire company head quarters. Anyone with information related to crimes is urged to get in touch with the police.