Police are appealing for information about the theft of yet another Defender stolen near Bromsgrove, this one went from from Cofton Hackett. The blue Land Rover Defender, registration M73 PSS, was taken from off a drive in Middle Drive within the last 24 hours. It was worth £7,000 and the owner had been working on it for a number of years. It is believed the vehicles are being stripped down and the parts either sold in this country or exported.
West Mercia Police is currently investigating a spate of thefts of older Land Rovers, in particular Defenders, and has launched Defend Your Defender posters to alert owners and promote crime prevention advice.
More information about previous Defender thefts in the Bromsgrove area
More information about a Defender stolen in Bromsgrove with the owner's dogs inside
Defender owners are urged to be extra vigilant and note any suspicious activity around their vehicles such as people hanging around or driving past slowly. They are also being advised to ensure immobilisers and other security devices are activated, and preferably to park the vehicle in a garage if they have one or out of sight of the road if at all possible.
Witnesses or anyone with information about the latest incident are asked to contact West Mercia Police on 0300 333 3000 quoting incident 68-n-190111 or ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111. If you know anything, are offered stolen bits or Defender bits that so cheap they are too good to be true, call the police. It could be your Defender next.