Thieves again target Land Rover Defenders in Lincolnshire

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Thieves have again targeted a Land Rover Defender in the latest in a series of thefts across Lincolnshire and nationwide.

The doors and bonnet of a Defender in Malting Lane, Donington, were stolen overnight between Sunday September 11 and today, Monday September 12.

Any witnesses are asked to call 101, quoting the incident number 34 of the 12th.

Police are encouraging owners of Land Rover Defenders and Discoveries to be vigilant following a spate of thefts across the county.

Eight vehicles have been stolen from across the county over the past three months.

Two of these were found having been stripped of parts and another had been burnt out. The remaining five have not yet been found.

During this time there has also been 14 cases where thieves have stolen parts from a Defender or attempted to do so.

Sally Picker, Crime Reduction Tactical Advisor, said: “These incidents have taken place at both residential addresses and on farms and we need owners to be on their guard.

“If you have one, please make sure it is secure in a garage and is fitted with an alarm and tracking device.

“In some cases, thieves have still been able to make off with the vehicle or parts from it, but taking these measures significantly increases your chances of preventing a theft.

“If anyone sees someone acting suspiciously around a vehicle of any type, please report it to us on 101.”