NOTE: This content is old - Published: Monday, Oct 19th, 2015.
North Wales Police are hunting raiders who smashed through a metal fence at a Deeside 4×4 centre last week stealing two landrover defenders.
One stolen Landrover was believed to have been used, soon after it was taken, in ram raid burglaries in Wrexham.
Deeside Landranger on Evans Way in Shotton was broken into in the early hours of Monday morning, October 12.
A second Landrover was found in Rossett following an appeal by Deeside Landranger director Neil Davey on Facebook, it had run out of fuel.
Police say thieves broke into the Cost Cutters store in Salop Road Overton stealing a quantity alcohol and cigarettes before making off in a distinctive green Landrover defender, it was seen travelling in convoy Volvo saloon.
The ‘Vienna’ Green Land Rover was later used in an attempted burglary in Wrexham where it was rammed into the Brooklands Garage in Holt Road around 5.30am, causing damage to the building before being driven away from the scene.
DCI Neil Harrison of North Wales Police said:
“We believe these two offences are linked and I would appeal to anyone who may have witnessed anything suspicious in these areas around the time of the incidents or who may have any information, to contact police on 101 quoting incident number
Neil Davey managing director of Landranger Deeside 4×4 said he was ‘seriously’ impressed with the power of Facebook and thanked the hundreds who shared his post on the social network, which in turn helped North Wales Police recover the 4×4’s within hours.
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