Police warn Land Rover Defender owners in Sleaford area to be on high alert after attempted thefts

Police in North Kesteven are warning owners of Land Rover Defenders to keep them safely locked up after a rise in thefts.

Police update

PC Matthew Roberts residents: “Owners of Land Rover Defender vehicles are urged to be aware and be increasingly vigilant due to several attempts to steal Land Rover Defenders overnight from both private driveways and from farm yards.

“Attempts have been made to hot wire the vehicles with one successful attempt being made, but the thieves were disturbed by police arriving on scene near to the scene of the theft, where thieves were actively stripping the vehicle.”

He added: “Where possible use a steering lock, pedal locks and if possible block your vehicle in with other vehicles if you cannot garage your Land Rover. Please be vigilant.”