Combined Industries Theft Solutions

February 2021


CITS have been alerted to the following attempted Fraudulent Activity:

Please be advised that it seems there is a small gang (at least two) driving a grey VW Transporter type van targeting hire branches across the Yorkshire/Humberside area.

This has been sighted at Speedy Hire Meadowhall (TBC by Rob), HSS Barnsley and HSS Wakefield. There are also unconfirmed reports of possibly the same team targeting Jewson Louth/Skegness.

The phone numbers that have been used against the HSS branches are 01384 485669 and 02077 275423 respectively.

The vehicle details are FN66 OPD and GC18 KEU respectively. Possible same vehicle on cloned plates.

On each occasion the vehicle was waiting outside the depot while the call was made and then drove off once service against a variety of accounts was refused. It is highly likely that the vehicle is linked to the calls but there has been no direct interaction with the occupants (white males, one tall and slim with blond hair, both wearing orange HV hoodies).

Reported to both South Yorkshire and West Yorkshire Police for intelligence purposes. No Log or Crime References allocated due to no crime being committed.