Tools stolen from van in distraction theft in Tamworth

We received a report just after 9.30am this morning (7th September) of a distraction theft from a vehicle between 7:30 am and 7:40 am on 4th September, on the car park at Travel Lodge, Tamworth services on the M42 northbound at Junction 10.

Unknown offenders have approached the Transit van and stole tools and an electric testing kit.

One person stayed with the van whilst colleagues entered the services and was engaged in conversation at the front of the vehicle with a male, distracting them from activity at the rear of the van while the theft occurred.

The items stolen are:

  • Kewtech Electrical testing Kit, grey in colour, stored in a grey bag
  • Green and blue Makita jigsaw
  • Yellow and black Dewalt 18V drill set.

Anyone with any information on the incident, or who is offered any items for sale in suspicious circumstances, is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 161 of 7 September.  Alternatively, they can contact 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.