Information Appeal - Theft From Motor Vehicles - Haydock And St Helens
Merseyside Police is appealing for information following a
number of thefts from motor vehicles in Haydock and St Helens last
An investigation has been launched after three thefts of
catalytic converters and other motor parts were reported to have
taken place on Monday 23 July 2012.
The first incident is believed to have happened between the
hours of 4pm and the early hours of the following morning (Tuesday
24 July) in the Chain Lane area of St Helens.
Another two thefts were reported, one believed to have happened
overnight in Bellephron Way, Haydock and the third at around
10.45pm on Monday evening at a business premises in Millfield Lane,
All thefts were of high value catalytic converters and filters
from work vans. The value of the parts is estimated to be
As part of the ongoing investigation, officers have conducted
enquiries in the local areas, sought CCTV footage and crime scene
investigators have examined the scenes.
Given that these thefts occurred in a short space of time and
were of similar items, detectives are both appealing for
information and also warning members of the public to be aware of
this type of crime.
Detective Constable Roy Waller: "These thefts are very much
targeted on particular vehicles, namely Mercedes Sprinter vans and
Vauxhall Movano vans. If you own one of these vehicles I urge you
to report any suspicious behaviour to us as this information will
help both our investigation and help safeguard your vehicle.
"Likewise if you were in the areas of Millfield Lane or
Bellerophon Way in Haydock or Chain Lane in St Helens at the time
of the incidents and saw anything suspicious or have information
related to the thefts please contact us."
Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to contact
Merseyside Police on 0151 777 6038 or Crimestoppers, anonymously,
on 0800 555 111.