Droitwich car traders broken into, causing substantial damages

05 March 2014

Two break-ins to Droitwich car traders within the space of a week have seen hundreds of pounds worth of goods stolen and around 20 cars vandalised.

The two incidents prove that comprehensive motor trade insurance is a business essential. In particular, the events illustrate the need to ensure that a motor trade insurance policy covers both the vehicles and goods stored on the premises.

The first theft in Droitwich occurred between 5pm and 9am on 19 – 20 February. Quality Cars of Droitwich was broken into and around 20 of the cars in its car showroom forecourt were vandalised, causing hundreds of pounds worth of damage. The incident saw the criminals puncture tyres and scratch the bodywork of the cars; among the vehicles targeted were a Mini, a Golf, a Jeep, a BMW, a Fiat and a Chrysler, the Droitwich Standard reported.

A week later, Andrew Street Car Sales in St Georges Square in Droitwich was also broken into. The criminals entered through the glass doors at the rear of the premises at some time between midday and 9am on 25 – 26 February. As well as taking £800 of cash, once inside the thieves stole a laptop, a camera, a memory card, a spare battery, two flash drives, headphones, and a 1TB external hard drive.

Anyone with any information on either of these events is being implored to contact the police on 101 or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.