Posted: Tue 27th Feb 2024

Warning issued amid rise in Mercedes Sprinter van thefts for people living in or visiting the Wrexham area
This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Feb 27th, 2024

Police have issued a warning to owners of Mercedes Sprinter van about a rise in vehicle thefts across the region.

North Wales Police say that incidents have largely happened in the eastern part of North Wales.

However officers are concerned that the trend in thefts is spreading to central and western areas of the region.

North Wales Police’s Crime Reduction Officer, Christopher Livesey, is advising owners of Mercedes Sprinter van to consider investing in security measures to prevent theft.

In a post on the North Wales Community Alerts site, Crime Reduction Officer Christoper Livesey said: “A quick fix to stop this happening to you, is to purchase a Secured By Design steering wheel lock.

“This is disklok, it has been given Secured By Design accreditation. Others are available.

“What SBD means is that it has been rigorously tested against known methods of attack.

“This particular device has been given Gold standard. This device goes over the steering wheel and stops the thieves from driving away with your van.”

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