Appeal for information after post boxes stolen

  • Police say a dark coloured pickup truck-type vehicle may be involved.
  • Staffordshire Police are aware of similar incidents in Derbyshire.

STAFFORDSHIRE Police have issued an appeal for information after a number of post boxes and property signs have been stolen across the county.

Following the initial taking of three post boxes and a property sign in Yoxall, Woodmill and Rugeley last week, the latest discovered items have this time been taken from Yoxall and Rugeley again, as well as Abbots Bromley. The first of the latest known thefts occurred when a post box was taken on Newlands Lane, Stockwell Heath, Rugeley, sometime between 10.50 GMT on November 9 and 11.00 GMT on November 10. There was also another property sign taken at around 22.20 GMT on November 10 on Morrey Lane, Hadley End, Yoxall.

Another theft was of 2.5m of metal chain taken from Blithfield Reservoir, Port Lane, Abbots Bromley, between 16.00 GMT on November 10 and 07.00 GMT on November 11. Police say that they have received reports that a dark coloured pickup truck-type vehicle may be involved as it was reported as seen in the area as noises were heard to do with the theft of the sign in Morrey Lane, Yoxall.

The aftermath of the thefts of the post boxes.

The three post boxes stolen last week were on Dunstall Lane, Hadley End, Yoxall; Woodmill, Woodlane, Yoxall; and Bancroft Lane, Nethertown, Rugeley. A property sign was also taken from a property called The Oaks, Upper Hoar Cross Road, Hadley End.

PC Richard Lymer, of the East Staffordshire Neighbourhood Policing Team, said:

“Through our investigations, we have also become aware of further incidences involving a neighbouring force. “We will continue to pool our resources and information in order to catch those responsible.”

You can pass information to Staffordshire Police by calling 101, via their website or via their Facebook or Twitter pages, quoting incident number 213 and 721 of November 12 and 106 of November 13.

You can also report information about crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at

No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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