Thieves targetting Land Rovers in West Norfolk and Wisbech nick doors, front grills, head lamps and even a bonnet

10:07 10 April 2014


Doors, front grills, head lamps and in one instance a bonnet have been stolen by thieves targeting Land Rovers in West Norfolk and the Wisbech area.

Three incidents have been reported to police:

• Between 10.30pm on Thursday 27 March and 1am on Friday 28 March offender(s) have removed two doors and the bonnet from a Land Rover Defender in Marsh Road, Outwell.

• The interior seats, the front grill and head lamps have been stolen from a Land Rover Defender on Common Road, West Bilney between 5pm on Sunday 6 April and 10am on Monday 7 April.

• Between 8pm on Tuesday 8 April and 7am on Wednesday 9 April, both doors have been removed from the Land Rover Defender on Low Road, Stow Bridge.

Superintendent Dennis Lacey, said: “This type of crime appears to be a national trend with several other forces reporting similar offences. The thefts are mainly in rural locations and the thieves are clearly taking some time in removing the items. The parts are often large so it is suspected that the offenders are using a van or a flatbed to transport the parts away from the scene.

“If you own a Land Rover we would ask that if possible you review your vehicle security system or consider parking your vehicle in a garage overnight.”

Officers would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed any of these thefts, who noticed anything suspicious in the areas around the times stated or with further information.

Contact Norfolk Constabulary on 101 or alternatively call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.


  • And it's targeting. Not bad, three errors in one headline.

    Report this comment

    Adrian Lynn

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

  • The words are spelt "grille" and headlamp"!

    Report this comment

    Mr Grumpy

    Thursday, April 10, 2014

The views expressed in the above comments do not necessarily reflect the views of this site

More news stories

One of the images being used by Cambridgeshire County Council as part of their 'cuts consultation'

Less than a month after the county council’s annual report warned to prepare for the “unthinkable” in terms of cuts, a consultation has begun to determine where £114million can be saved in the next five years.

Yesterday, 15:45
Cocker spaniel is dumped at a rubbish site. His companion, a terrier called Eva, had to be put down to stop her suffering

A terrier which was one of two dogs dumped at a waste management site in Cambridgeshire was so emaciated she had to be put down, the RSPCA said, after appealing for witnesses to find the person who dumped them.

Yesterday, 11:39
Poets House Ely

Two hotels – Poets House, Ely, and Paddocks House at Six Mile Bottom- that were placed in administration in July, have gone up for sale.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Read the Ely Standard e-edition E-edition