A CAR with a cloned number plate is being used to carry out a series of thefts in Stratford district.
A blue Ford Focus has been seen with a number plate – ending in ‘YJB’ – believed to match a legitimate vehicle somewhere else in the country.
Several males were seen stealing £3,000 worth of tools from a work van in Welford before fleeing in the Ford on Tuesday (April 24).
Two days later, the same vehicle was spotted in Bidford as a man was seen baseball cap and a scarf across his face stealing a mountain bike worth some £4,000.
On the same evening, two men from the car were seen trying the the handle of a parked van.
Police are warning drivers to ensure number plates are secured with anti-theft screws.
Anyone with information should call police on 101.