4x4 stolen - x2

PUBLISHED: 12:47 09 February 2007 | UPDATED: 19:56 01 June 2010

SALESMAN Martin Clayton has been left counting the loss after thieves stole his £2,000 4x4 motor - which he bought to replace his first 4x4 which was stolen in December. I have lost them both, said Mr Clayton, who runs Clayton s Caravans in Sandbank, Wi

SALESMAN Martin Clayton has been left counting the loss after thieves stole his £2,000 4x4 motor - which he bought to replace his first 4x4 which was stolen in December.

"I have lost them both," said Mr Clayton, who runs Clayton's Caravans in Sandbank, Wisbech St Mary.

His silver and black Daihatsu Fourtrak was taken between 2am and 8.30am on Tuesday when it was parked beside his home where he has lived his entire life.

He had bought it after his first vehicle, also a Fourtrak, was stolen from his outside his home on December 5. Both vehicles were uninsured because they were solely used for moving caravans on his site. Speaking after Tuesday's theft, Mr Clayton, 55, said: "They never touched anything else in my yard. It was just the 4x4 they wanted and off they went.

"I heard nothing. I think they came on my land and broke into the vehicle, pushed it out of the gates and loaded it on to a trailer."

Mr Clayton also said he will be asking a friend, who delivers caravans on a part-time basis for him, to move the caravans if necessary.

"I shall not buy any more second hand vehicles at the moment. This has put me right off.

"You work so hard for something and these people take it from you. I could have done without this as business is so slack at the moment."

Insp Malcolm Graham, based at Wisbech, said that although there have been a number of thefts of vehicles in and around the town, vehicle crime in general was down.

"However, there is work being carried out to identify hotspot areas and obviously each theft is also being investigated," he said.

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