HGV drivers warned to stay vigilant when parked up

Staffordshire Police have issued the warning after an increase in the number of lorries and HGVs being targeted for their contents while parked up. One incident saw thousands of pounds worth of televisions stolen in the north of the county. Chief Inspector Giles Parsons, commander of Stafford Neighbourhood Policing Team, said the force was working hard to put measures to catch those responsible in place.

He said: "We fully appreciate the impact this type of crime has on drivers, haulage companies and businesses as a whole. "We are fully committed to taking necessary and pro-active measures to ensure we catch those responsible, deterring them from committing further crime. "It's important you listen to the advice and take the necessary precautions when parking up within our county."

The force has deployed specialist resources and worked with partners the Central Motorway Police Group (CMPG), the National Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service and the Road Haulage Association to increase patrols and target those involved.

Anyone with any information should message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter, call 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or at crimestoppers-uk.org

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