A note to people living around the Friezland Lane area of Shire Oak, particularly those around the Hillside Close/Simmonds Way/Hillside areas – yesterday afternoon (Wednesday 7th February 2018) at around 4pm a vehicle was broken into and a large quantity of items were stolen from it.
The items taken were for courier delivery. The thieves appeared to number four in total, and seemed to consist of three adults and one youth. They arrived in an old, white Mercedes van and according to a witness the break in and drive off was very smooth indeed.
These scumbags have targeted someone trying to earn a living. It’s heartbreaking and my sympathies for the loss.
The people doing this are more than likely doing it to raise cash from the proceeds of selling what they steal. If you know of anyone hawking around gear that seems to be dubious, please grub them into the police – the stuff they’re flogging is probably nicked.