Van stolen after driver pushed from vehicle in Burntwood

Monday, 11th January 2021

POLICE are appealing for witnesses after a courier was pushed out of his van before the vehicle was stolen.

The theft of the van happened at around 1630 GMT today (January 11) on Hospital Road in Burntwood after the driver had pulled over.

Officers say the suspect pushed the man from the vehicle – a white Mercedes Vito – before making off towards New Road.

A white 2020 Mercedes Vito van, similar to the one stolen.

A white 2020 Mercedes Vito van, similar to the one stolen.

It is believed the thief then turned the van around and headed back towards the Hospital Road area. The van’s registration plate is YF20 ONS.

The courier is said to have sustained slight injuries to his hand and arm.

Now officers are appealing for anyone who may have witnessed the incident to come forward. The suspect is described as white, of thin build, and wearing a black hat, dark coloured jacket and mask.

You can pass information to Staffordshire Police by calling 101, via their website or via their Facebook or Twitter pages quoting incident number 0472 of January 11

You can also report information about crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form at No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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On 4 January the Prime Minister announced that England was to enter a National Lockdown, meaning that we should all stay at home. 

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> You must stay at home to protect the NHS and save lives.
> You must not leave your home unless necessary.
> Stay 2 metres apart from anyone not in your household or bubble.

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