Cleethorpes Holidaymaker has £2,000 worth of tools stolen as he slept at Thorpe Park caravan site
A holidaymaker from Holton-le-Clay was shocked when his van was broken into while on holiday at Thorpe Park caravan site in Cleethorpes.
The man who was on holiday with his family had his van broken into while he slept, and the thief stole £2,000 worth of power tools.
The incident which happened on 25/26th August 2021 and was the last night of their holiday has sent shockwaves through the site. Caravan Owners on site are shocked with the latest crime and are calling on the park to install CCTV and employ more security staff.
The man who did not wished to be named and is a mechanic said: “We were renting the caravan for a week from August 20 to August 27. I got home from work on the Thursday night before we left and was sat talking to my cousin who came to see us in the evening.
“After he left, we all went to bed, and I closed the curtains at around 9.30pm. At around 10.30pm, I heard a door slam, but at the time, I thought nothing of it.
“Then I got up to go to work the next morning at 5.30am and when I checked my boot, I realised the whole lot was just gone – I was fuming.
“I got back to the caravan and asked my wife if she knew where they were or even if she’d been in there herself, but she had no idea either.
“Altogether, the tools are worth £2,000 – that’s a lot of money.
“If people know about it then they might help out and there’s a chance of me getting my tools back. It’s awful to think this was happening while we all slept just two metres away.”
The tools that were stolen included a number of Snap-On branded items. The brand is used by many professionals in the engineering automotive and aviation industry.
A spokesperson from Humberside Police said: “We are investigating the theft of tools from a vehicle which was parked at a caravan park in Humberston, Cleethorpes.
“The theft was reported to have happened between 8pm on Wednesday, August 25 and 6am on Thursday, August 26.