We have had 2 x LWB Mercedes Sprinter vans stolen recently, one was mine a 2013, 313 cdi Date stolen : 05/12/2017 and the other a hire van was same model but on 2016 plate Date Stolen: 12/12/2017.
My own van was spotted by a friend who called me and other than the ignition barrel missing there was little sign of forced entry (no broken windows etc.) I will post pictures of the damage.
The second van stolen I have on CCTV although pretty grainy it demonstrates that the thief stole this van under 60 Seconds. I know must be inspired by the film "Gone in 60 seconds" .
Northamptonshire Police have been painfully inadequate in resolving this issue in regard to these stolen Vans and from what I can gather over 15 Mercedes Sprinters have been stolen recently in this area. On speaking to an Insurance broker he relates that there have been hundreds stolen nationally all Mercedes Sprinters, stating that usually High end cars are the targets but no longer.
I have tried to post to Mercedes Vans Uk facebook profile to ask if they are aware that a £30,000 plus van can be stolen so easily and what are if anything is being done in alerting owners to this problem but it seems I lack permissions to post to there page.
I am simply asking anyone in the UK that has had a Mercedes sprinter van MODELS 2012 to Date to contact me so collectively we can identify how large the problem is.
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