Thieves break in to van, take keys and then steal BMW

Thieves break in to van, take keys and then steal BMW

Thieves break in to van, take keys and then steal BMW

First published in Basildon news

THIEVES snuck in to a man’s work van and swiped his car keys before driving across Basildon to steal his motor.

Crooks broke in to the Asda delivery van that Des Smith was driving while he was dropping off a customer’s order in Ayletts, off Luncies Road, Pitsea.

The thieves took his bag then went to the secure car park at the Eastgate Centre in Basildon and stole his Navy blue BMW.

Mr Smith, 25, said: “Obviously they had my keys so they were just able to drive my car away.

“It’s a nightmare. I have reported it to the police. I’d just ask anyone with information to call the police.”

The registration plate on the car is LD60 UMB Anyone with infomation should call Essex Police on 101.

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7:43am Fri 22 Aug 14

Kim Gandy says...

"The registration plate on the car is LD60 UMB Anyone with infomation should call Essex Police on 101."

Infomation? Really?

As for calling Essex Police, good luck.

"The thieves took his bag then went to the secure car park at the Eastgate Centre in Basildon and stole his Navy blue BMW."

So presumably this bag contained his name and home address? And how did they get into a "secure" car park?

And why did he not lock his work van? Surely being a delivery van it would be full of food and other products.

And did they drive the Asda van across Basildon to nick his car keys.

Come on Echo, fill in the blanks.
"The registration plate on the car is LD60 UMB Anyone with infomation should call Essex Police on 101." Infomation? Really? As for calling Essex Police, good luck. "The thieves took his bag then went to the secure car park at the Eastgate Centre in Basildon and stole his Navy blue BMW." So presumably this bag contained his name and home address? And how did they get into a "secure" car park? And why did he not lock his work van? Surely being a delivery van it would be full of food and other products. And did they drive the Asda van across Basildon to nick his car keys. Come on Echo, fill in the blanks. Kim Gandy
  • Score: 6

7:57am Fri 22 Aug 14

Eric the Red says...

Snuck? More American rubbish from Echo reporters - it is sneaked!
Snuck? More American rubbish from Echo reporters - it is sneaked! Eric the Red
  • Score: 4

8:09am Fri 22 Aug 14

landydave says...

"steal his motor" who writes this Sh*t!? do you need any qualifications to write for this paper?
"steal his motor" who writes this Sh*t!? do you need any qualifications to write for this paper? landydave
  • Score: 4

1:08pm Fri 22 Aug 14

EthanEdwards says...

How did the thief know what and where the car was? Ddi the victim keep a picture of his car and a note of it's current location alongside his keys? No this smells very much like someone the victim knows has done this probably for some grudge. Maybe an Ex Wife or Girlfriend or partner thereof? Someone he owes money to perhaps?

If only there was some kind of unifomed publically funded group who could actually INVESTIGATE crimes....maybe some kind of Police Force?
How did the thief know what and where the car was? Ddi the victim keep a picture of his car and a note of it's current location alongside his keys? No this smells very much like someone the victim knows has done this probably for some grudge. Maybe an Ex Wife or Girlfriend or partner thereof? Someone he owes money to perhaps? If only there was some kind of unifomed publically funded group who could actually INVESTIGATE crimes....maybe some kind of Police Force? EthanEdwards
  • Score: 1

10:26am Sat 23 Aug 14

sesibollox says...

Insurance jobby....
Insurance jobby.... sesibollox
  • Score: 2

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