Camper van theft misery for Hapsford business

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    A BRIGHT yellow camper van worth £20,000 stolen nearly two weeks ago is still missing.

    The owner of the distinctive vehicle, taken after breaking down near the Cheshire Oaks roundabout between 10.30am and midday on Friday, April 13, has been left counting the cost to his hire business.

    The 1979 Westfalia has been named Darcy by its owners at Nick Connah Ltd Camper Hire, based at junction 14 of the M53 near Hapsford services. It is mustard and metallic pearl in colour has a set of white wheels, a bike rack and a sun shade on the front while the wheel mounted on the front of the van is in stainless steel.

    Just six weeks before it was taken, the vehicle was completely retrimmed in yellow and cream square sections.




    In a bid to trace Darcy, an appeal has been placed on the company website and on eBay.

    Owner Nick Connah, who had owned Darcy for three years and spent thousands kitting it out, said: “It is irreplaceable. It’s my pride and joy.

    “It took the best part of 18 months to kit it out to that spec.

    “We’ve lost income and had the hassle of customers re-scheduling bookings – we had bookings right through summer.

    “Its been very frustrating. I’m very disappointed.”

    Mr Connah has now invested in trackers on the vehicles he still has.

    Darcy is equipped with a twin hob, a sink with running water, a cool box, interior lighting, a CD Player and a three-quarter-size bed.

    The van had been in garage from October until April 1.

    The registration number is FTL399T and the serial number is 2192043603.

    If you have any information, please call Nick Connah Ltd Camper Hire on 07831510559, contact Cheshire Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111


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  2. bigfoot

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    And nobody saw anything?! That is a very busy Roundabout with cinemas,bowling alleys and restaurants as well as late night shopping. A recovery truck taking it would not attract any attention. That location is near to a travellers site and about 12 miles from the Irish Sea Ferry as well as being in an excellent location for the M6.
    I feel for the owner and hope he can recover the van but more so the scrotes that took it.:Angry:
     
  3. slobadoberbob

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    the question I have is.........

    The question is why would anyone want to steal a VW ... any answers BUTTONS...:Rofl1::Rofl1:.



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  4. tofo

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    to break up and sell 1 piece at a time

    no outlay good income
     
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    slobadoberbob Read Only Funster

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    is that how Buttons got his I wonder

    Is that how Buttons got his I wonder.. might account t for the 99 mpg he gets and the wooden wheels and barny rubble floor... I think the only original bit is the VW badge:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:


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  6. aba

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    strange how they can just vanish in to thin air but as said a recovery truck , van or even a 4x4 would attract no interest with a broken down motorhome.
     
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