Date of theft: Sunday 14th August 2022
Address where theft took place: Sam Magnet UK Limited, 187-189 Waller Avenue, Luton LU4 9RS
Items stolen: 25mt of scrap Starter/Alternator & Motors (see photos for examples) worth £26,500. This is not commonly available grade in the UK as it is recovered from smelters who charge Starter/Alternators and other grades of motors into the furnace to recover Aluminium.
Thieves used a number of vehicles to steal the items, including: a Ford Galaxy with different colour driver side front arch wing, now impounded by the Police, a Mercedes Sprinter (with Freephone in dark blue writing printed on the bonnet), which has also been recovered by Police. The third vehicle, a Ford Transit van, is still on the road.
The vehicles made a number of visits on the night of the theft. Having loaded the materials in the vehicles, they returned within 30 minutes on several occasions. This suggests they have either sold to a local site or stored locally to be sold at a later date.
The Police are asking members to let them know if vehicles similar to these have visited their site in the past. The police have the registration numbers of all three vehicles.
Crime Reference: 40/47476/22
If you have any information please either call 101 and quote the crime reference number or contact Sameer Vahora from Sam Magnet UK Ltd on tel: +447800627517 or by email: [email protected]