Tracker finds stolen van in Eckington

A van which was stolen while the engine was running but the driver not in the vehicle has been traced to Eckington by police
A van which was stolen while the engine was running but the driver not in the vehicle has been traced to Eckington by police

A van which was stolen when the engine was left running has been located thanks to a built in tracking device.

Officers from Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit found the van in Eckington in the early hours of the morning today, Wednesday, April 11.

A force spokesman said: “The van was reported stolen in the early hours, having left it running whilst making a delivery.

“Thankfully it had a tracker as insurance company unlikely to pay out in those circumstances.

The van was found parked up, and the occupants disappeared into the fog.”