Gangs of moped riding youths target vans across Southampton

GANGS of youths on mopeds have been targeting vans across the city in a spate of thefts.

Vans across Southampton have been targeted with police reporting a spike in thefts over the last week.

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Tools have been stolen from vans in the Coxford, Redbridge and Shirley areas of Southampton and “emptied of work tools”.

It is believed that vehicles belonging to tradesmen or firms who regularly use power pools are being targeted.

Coxford Road, Taranto Road, Dunvegan Drive and Sandpiper Road are all said have been hit.

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A resident who wishes to remain unnamed reported some of the thefts were done by a group of youngsters on mopeds.

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A police spokesperson said: “We’ve had a spike in reports of theft of tools from vans in Coxford, Redbridge and Shirley over the last week or so.

“We know how theft of tools can affect your livelihood so we’re proactively looking into this will be patrolling those areas.

“Anyone with any information, please get in contact. Call 101 and quote 44200313598.”

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