Hire company needs help to track down thief who stole van

CCTV footage from a petrol station of suspected Easirent van thieves
CCTV footage from a petrol station of suspected Easirent van thieves

A vehicle hire company is urging the public to help bring thieves who stole a van worth £20,000 from an industrial estate to justice.

These CCTV pictures show two men filling up a white VW Crafter tipper truck at a petrol station in Hindley Green at around 7.55pm on Friday, July 1.

The vehicle was taken earlier that evening from a site off Platt Lane in 
Hindley where it had been parked by someone who was leasing it from the Wigan branch of national company Easirent.

CCTV footage seen by the Leigh Observer shows the van driving onto the forecourt and a man 
wearing a white top and shorts filling up and arranging some objects in the back while a young man in a white Adidas T-shirt and blue jacket goes to pay.

The firm was able to get on the trail of its stolen van as the vehicle was equipped with a tracker.

After filling up the driver headed towards Westhoughton where he realised the device was recording his movements and ripped it off at around 8.15pm.

Anyone with information about this incident should ring police on 
the non-emergency number 101 or call independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.