Police issue warning and appeal for information following series of lorry break ins at M40 service station
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Police are appealing for information and issuing a warning to lorry drivers after five lorries were broken on the M40 northbound at Warwick Services just after junction 12 for Gaydon in the early hours of this morning (Thursday 10 June).
Police believe the incidents occurred sometime between 9.30pm on Wednesday 9 June and 5am on Thursday 10 June. While entry was gained to the vehicles it is not believed anything was stolen.
Detective Constable Jack Read from Leamington Proactive CID said: “We’re keen to speak to people who were at the service station around the time of the incidents and saw anyone acting suspiciously. We’d also like to hear from anyone who has dash cam footage.
“We’re also encouraging lorry drivers to take simple precautions to help protect their vehicles and avoid falling victim to this type of crime.”
Police are offering the following advice to lorry drivers:
- When you are out of the vehicle lock your cab and take your keys with you.
- Park in areas covered by CCTV, which are well lit, and can be seen from a security office.
- Never discuss your load.
- Be on the lookout for suspicious activity and immediately report it to police.
Posted by SJC, Corporate Communications