Gritter stolen in York
3:32pm 8th December 2011
(Updated 5:14pm 8th December 2011)
Someone's stolen a gritter in York.
It was taken last night by a cheeky thief who drove in to Vale Engineering in Rufforth and towed the vehicle out.
The gritter, which is valued at £9,500, is yellow and has the word "Spreader" on the back.
North Yorkshire Police Statement
Police in York are asking for the public's help to locate a Toyota Hilux following the theft of a gritter.
The Vale TS1200 was stolen just before 11.15pm on Wednesday 8 December 2011, from Vale Engineering, Wetherby Road, Rufforth. The gritter, which is valued at £9,500 is yellow and has the word "Spreader" near the rear.
The blue Toyota Hilux was caught on CCTV as it pulled into the yard and drove away towing the gritter.
PC Damion Liversidge, of York Safer Neighbourhood Team, said:
"I am asking anyone who may have seen the gritter being towed away following the theft or knows where it is now to contact the police, or Crimestoppers if they would prefer to pass information on anonymously, as soon as possible.
"I would also like to speak to anyone who can help to identify the thieves."
Anyone who can help the police with their enquiries is urged to contact PC Damion Liversidge of York police on 0845 60 60 24 7. Press option 2 and ask for Damion Liversidge by name.
Or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 quoting reference number 12110206496.
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