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21st October 1993
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week after loading it with caravan parts from a factory raid, Mercia Transport's FL6 curtainsider was parked overnight outside the factory of the haulier's biggest client, Carawin. Mercia boss David Sullivan says : "It was a professional job. They stripped the factory then loaded everything into our lorry."

The 220,000 truck is white with blue signwriting. Its chassis number is YB I E6A4A0KB438488, reg F471 FHA. Contact 021-477 5591.

Owner-driver Neal Manchester believes thieves were stealing to order when they took a 26-pallet Schmitz Cargobull refrigerated trailer from the yard of Home Farm, Upper Norton, Sebey, Sussex.

The thieves moved other vehicles to steal the plain white reefer which has a blue chassis and then cut the wheel lock before making off. The haulier is losing up to 22,500 business a week since the theft of the trailer, reg B344WKP.

The freezer's belly tank has a left-hand side filler cap just behind the landing legs. The refrigerator stamp is CAV90163470 and FRC41999 is on the top left-hand corner of the trailer. Its chassis number is 3049, the trailer is 38034. The trailer contained blue GKN pallets.

Contact Neal Manchester on (0374) 234065 J Holland Contracting suffered its third theft within two years when an unladen Leyland Freighter 1617 was stolen from a locked compound in Hainage Road, Tividale, West Midlands between 18:15hrs on Saturday 5 October and 07:10hrs the following day.

Company director Jim Holland predicts his business will be seriously affected by the theft of the dropside tipper, reg A857NKK, which has a blue cab and a black Hiab grab crane on the back. He is offering a reward of £1,000 for relevant information about the theft. Crimestoppers has made a similar offer of £500.

The vehicle, worth £8,500, has chassis number 5BLE4T431LG036137, engine number 8340930.

The previous thefts from the company were both Leyland Freighter 1617s, one of which has since been recovered.

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