Thefts of caravans

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POLICE are warning caravan owners to step up security after two were stolen in three days.

One caravan contained dog show rosettes and certificates when thieves struck in Broadgate, Sutton St James, early on Friday morning.

The second, an Abi Jubilee, was reported stolen from Roman Bank, Holbeach Bank, on Sunday morning.

PCSO Ben Harrington said the caravan at Sutton St James was stolen between midnight and 4.30am.

Thieves jacked up the 2004 white Avante 475, removed locking nuts and broke off the hitch lock.

PCSO Harrington is advising caravan owners to consider a range of security measures such as using a good quality wheel clamp near to the A-frame, installing alarms and locking the coupling head into a cover using a strong hitch lock. Tracking devices are also a good idea.

He said: “Since 1997, all National Caravan Council recognised manufacturers have stamped the 17-digit vehicle identification number on the chassis and etched it on the windows.

“If your vehicle is not marked in this way, have your chassis number etched on to the windows.”

Witnesses to the raids can contact police on 101 or give information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.