CARAVAN owners are being warned to be extra vigilant after the theft of three vehicles within three days.

Two caravans were stolen from the Moss Lane area of Middlewich while the third was taken from an address on Henry Street in Haslington.

The vehicles were taken between Monday, May 5 and Wednesday May 8.

Enquiries in relation to the incidents are ongoing.

Inspector John Forshaw, from Crewe Policing Unit, said “After the spring heatwave and with the summer season about to begin it’s likely that caravan owners will be bringing their vehicles out of storage.

“Following on from these three incidents I would urge all caravan owners to be vigilant and to take steps to reduce their chances of becoming victims of this type of crime.

“Enquiries in relation to the incidents are ongoing and I would urge anyone with any information which may assist the investigation to get in touch.”

Cheshire Police offer the following anti-theft advice for caravan owners.

Ensure your vehicle is kept secure at all times - locking all doors, windows and roof windows. Never store any valuables in your caravan.

Lock your car and caravan together when on site or at temporary stops en-route. They are the minimum security step required by most insurance companies, but you need to ensure that the hitch lock completely covers the hitch-head plus the securing bolts.

Wheel locks are both a visual deterrent and anti-theft device. The best wheel locks will still work even if the caravan tyres are let down by thieves.

Installing a GPS vehicle tracker could help locate your caravan in the event that it is stolen.

Always store your vehicle in a safe and secure location. If possible used registered sites which have a good level of security - such as CCTV cameras.

Anyone with any information about the caravan thefts in Middlewich is urged to call Cheshire Constabulary on 101 quoting IML 394445 or give the details via

Information can also be reported anonymously by contacting Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.