‘Deplorable’ thieves target Welwyn Garden City cadets

PUBLISHED: 11:56 31 January 2017 | UPDATED: 11:56 31 January 2017

Thieves target Welwyn Garden City charity.

Thieves target Welwyn Garden City charity.

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Thieves targeted a Welwyn Garden City charity’s minibus and stole numerous items from inside and parts of the vehicle.

Between 10pm on Thursday, January 12, and 9am on Tuesday, January 17, thieves broke into a white Ford Transit minibus that belongs to the Welwyn Garden City Sea Cadets.

The minibus had been left parked in a car park off Bridge Road East in Welwyn Garden City.

A police spokeswoman said: “They took the stereo from inside and also removed the vehicle’s two rear tyres along with the near side wing mirror and the front grill, causing significant damage.”

Senior instructor at the Welwyn Garden City Sea Cadets Terry Atkins said: “The Sea Cadets is a charity and it is run by volunteers who give their time up for free to help young people learn new skills, such as sailing, boating and rock climbing.

“I just think it is deplorable that these people would target a registered charity.”

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to call Hertfordshire Constabulary via the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference B1/17/204.

Alternatively, contact the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their anonymous online form at www.crimestoppers-uk.org. No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.


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