Police appeal for information to locate suspects involved in the theft of a container with over £25,000 worth of mouthwash and gum to appear on BBC Crimewatch Live

North Lincolnshire

9 Sep 2021

 **** Police Appeal for information to locate suspects involved in the theft of a trailer and container with over £25,000 worth of mouthwash and gum to appear on BBC Crimewatch Live ****

Today, Friday 10 September,  #BBC #CrimewatchLive will feature a national appeal to help identify two men in connection with the theft of a trailer and its contents from a compound in Stallingborough on 16 April 2021.

The Investigating Office Detective Constable Wayne Martin said, “At around 1.15am on Friday 16 April 2021 CCTV footage shows a man using an angle grinder to gain access to the main front locked gates of a secure compound on Trondheim Way in Stallingborough near Grimsby.

“Two men can be seen on CCTV cutting the locks. One of the men wearing a high viz waist coat appears to not be able to use his right arm.

“On entry a white tractor unit on false plates is seen to ram the inner barriers and drive into the compound.  The unit has been hooked up to a trailer with a container loaded with 48 pallets of mouthwash and gum valued at over £25,000.


“The tractor unit and container has then been driven out of the compound.


“The trailer unit without the container was located on Tuesday 29 June in South Yorkshire on the Yarra Industrial estate in Sheffield.

“I would appeal for anyone with information about this incident to contact us on our non-emergency number 101 quoting reference 16/41004/21.

You can also contact the Independent charity Crimestoppers to provide information anonymously

“Crimestoppers is completely independent of the police. Anyone giving information is anonymous and remains anonymous and we don’t find out who they are. I would urge anyone who has information to contact them and tell Crimestoppers what they know.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Humberside Police on the non-emergency number 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or go online at www.crimestoppers-uk.org.