Transit tops the stolen list for LCVs
Ford’s popular Transit was the stolen van last year and accounted for over half of the Light Commercial Vehicle recoveries made by Tracker.
According to the latest figures from the stolen vehicle recovery company, LCVs made up over £500,000 of the overall recoveries in 2016.
The latest figures reveal the average value of vans stolen and recovered was £19,333, with 44 per cent being stolen using the owner’s keys, and London was the hotspot for van thieves.
Andy Barrs, head of police liaison at Tracker, said: “A high number of vans are stolen in the UK every year, and our latest figures highlight just how much of an impact this can have on businesses.
“Nearly 5,500 Ford Transits were stolen in the UK last year, which is 1,000 more than the previous year. Additionally, Mercedes Sprinters are proving to be equally as attractive to organised criminal gangs.”