Spate of thefts from taxis in Guildford
By mattcollison | Wednesday, October 03, 2012, 14:50
TAXI drivers are being urged to be vigilant after a spate of cab break-ins around Guildford.
Taxis in Guildford have been the target of thieves.
Drivers in the town have had money, sat navs and phones stolen and left with damaged vehicles in the overnight thefts.
One thousand pounds worth of damage was caused to a white people carrier when it was broken into on Monday September 24 sometime between midnight and 7am in the Park Barn area.
Two mobile phones, a sat nav and £100 cash was stolen.
In a similar offence in the same area, a black cab was targeted at around 5.30am on Wednesday September 26. A cash box containing £130 was stolen causing £100 worth of damage.
In Bellfields, cash and items worth a couple of hundred pounds were stolen from a black Peugeot van. The offence happened sometime between 9.30pm on Tuesday September 25 and 5am the following morning. On the same night and in the same vicinity, a silver Skoda was broken into with offenders stealing £120 in notes and coins.
Detective inspector Mark Parry said: "There has been a string of thefts from taxis across Guildford this week and I would urge taxi drivers to be security aware and not to leave money or valuable items in their vehicles. It is never a good idea for anything to be left on show when cars are parked up overnight and as these vehicles seem to have been specifically targeted, drivers should be on the alert."
Anyone with information is asked to contact Surrey Police on 101 quoting reference GD/12/8694. Alternatively the independent charity Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.