Sussex Police have today issued a warning to delivery drivers in Brighton to keep their vehicles locked and secured following a spout of theft incidents in the Sussex area in recent weeks.
The incidents have typically occurred when drivers have been either stationary or delivering goods to businesses in busy city centre locations. Opportunistic thieves have had much success in looting items from the fronts of vehicles.
On July 26 over £500 cash was nabbed from the glovebox of a vehicle on Terminus Road, later that week another delivery vehicle was raided for a rucksack in Jubilee Street (Saturday, July 30). Less than 24 hours later a wallet, cash and mobile phone were stolen from a vehicle on Duke Street.
Sergeant Chris Durrant said:
“Delivery drivers in Brighton and Hove are being ask to ensure they properly lock and secure vehicles if they are leaving them unattended while delivering to businesses and residents in the city.
“Over the last week we have received three separate reports after delivery drivers became victims of theft. Similarities in each case included each vehicle being left insecure and unattended while the driver was off making a delivery. We are asking for delivery drivers and the public to be vigilant and report anything suspicious to the police.”
Anyone with information is asked to contact police by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 101 quoting serial 904 of 26/07. If you see a crime in action dial 999.