Tran­sit tops the stolen list for LCVs

Rutherglen Reformer - - Drivetimeextra -

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.”

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