Land Rover Theft - Forton

Alert message sent 31/03/2022 14:11:00

Information sent on behalf of Staffordshire Police

Overnight on the 28th March 2022 a Land Rover was stolen from an address in Forton. On the same night an attempt theft of a Land Rover was reported in Church Eaton.

If you have any information about these incidents or have seen any vehicles acting suspiciously around this location please contact Staffordshire Police on '101' or via the Staffordshire Police website.

We are urging Land Rover Owners to take steps to secure their vehicles. Having your vehicle stolen, whatever make or model it is, is distressing and costly at any time of the year.
Unfortunately, criminals are using more sophisticated methods to successfully steal vehicles. However, we know that crime prevention does work and often the simple old-fashioned measures are the best, such as steering wheel locks and foot pedal locks, which purely put criminals off even attempting to steal your vehicle.


- Fit a vehicle tracking systems to assist yourself and the Police in locating the vehicle if it has been stolen.

- Park in a locked garage or other secure area if you have one, or in a well-lit open space if not.

- Consider using immobilisers to prevent hot-wiring and driving off with unattended vehicles.

- Never leave the vehicle's keys in the ignition, in the same outbuilding as the vehicle, or near your front door inside your home.

- Be vigilant when using your vehicle for anyone acting suspiciously or taking an interest in it.

- Have the vehicle's windows etched with the vehicle identification number.

- Review your home and business premises security - consider CCTV, gates..etc.

You can report crime in the following ways:

**Call ‘999’ in an Emergency (if a crime is in progress or a life is in danger)**

Contact Staffordshire Police on '101' or Facebook or Twitter (Non-Emergency crime only)

Contact Crimestoppers anonymously on ‘0800 555 111’ (Non-Emergency crime only)

You can also report a crime on the Staffordshire Police website (Non-Emergency Crime only)

Message sent by
Gareth Higgins (Police, PCSO, South West Stone, Eccleshall & Swynnerton )

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