Doncaster records 23 van thefts in one month

Posted: 21/02/13

Doncaster van owners beware – van thieves are operating in the area and accessing vans ‘keylessly’.

Owners of vans in Doncaster are being urged to take caution after a spate of ‘keyless’ van thefts. A total of 33 ‘keyless’ vehicle thefts have been reported in the town, with 23 vans among those taken by thieves.

Police patrols have been stepped up and detectives want to hear from anyone with information on those involved. Recently, South Yorkshire Police revealed that between December 7 and January 10, the force received 101 reports of vehicles being stolen without their keys. Cars with keyless entry systems unlock automatically when the key fob is nearby.

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