Police hunt suspects following spate of sat nav thefts in Darlington

Darlington and Stockton Times: Sat navs have been stolen from several cars in Darlington Sat navs have been stolen from several cars in Darlington

POLICE are hunting suspects following a two-day spree of sat nav thefts from cars across Darlington.

In one incident on Sunday, seven Volkswagen cars were broken into at the Lookers garage on West Auckland Road and several sat nav devices were stolen from them.

The thefts happened at about 10.20am and later the same day a further two vehicles were broken into at Evans Halshaw on Croft Road some time after 5pm and into the next morning.

On this occasion the thieves left empty-handed.

However, criminals struck again on Monday when a sat nav was stolen from a vehicle on Vane Terrace at about 10pm.

A man was seen running off with the stolen sat nav and is described as in his late teens to early 20s, about 5’ 9” tall, wearing a dark hooded top with two light coloured stripes at the waist line.

The man had the hood of his top up at the time.

Another sat nav was stolen at The Firs at 10.25pm on Monday and a man was seen running in the direction of Barmpton Lane, although no description of him was available.

A Darlington police spokesman said: “If you have any information as to who may be responsible, or if you saw someone in the area matching the description of the man at Vane Terrace, please could you contact us on our non-emergency number 101.”

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6:11pm Tue 8 Apr 14

stevegg says...

Why do people still leave Satnavs on display then wonder why their vehicles have been broken into?
Why do people still leave Satnavs on display then wonder why their vehicles have been broken into? stevegg
  • Score: 14

6:27pm Tue 8 Apr 14

itwasnotme says...

the police "hunt" suspects haha i hardly think so, you only have to check the usual suspects in the darlington area to know it is probably the usual bag heads re-offending after the last £80 fine they got
the police "hunt" suspects haha i hardly think so, you only have to check the usual suspects in the darlington area to know it is probably the usual bag heads re-offending after the last £80 fine they got itwasnotme
  • Score: 11

9:44pm Tue 8 Apr 14

harry2 says...

Atleast the crooks will be able to find there way to the court when they are caught
Atleast the crooks will be able to find there way to the court when they are caught harry2
  • Score: -2

3:53am Wed 9 Apr 14

SirLance says...

Surely once the 'sat nav' is registered by it's owner to an address then by turning the device back on the new location is detectable? This thing works by telling you where you are, so the system should then know where it is?? Does that make sense? No sh*t Sherlock!
Surely once the 'sat nav' is registered by it's owner to an address then by turning the device back on the new location is detectable? This thing works by telling you where you are, so the system should then know where it is?? Does that make sense? No sh*t Sherlock! SirLance
  • Score: -6

11:52am Wed 9 Apr 14

Homshaw1 says...

Surprised people use Sat Navs. Mobile phones do the job just fine
Surprised people use Sat Navs. Mobile phones do the job just fine Homshaw1
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