Witness appeal after food delivery van is stolen in Poole

POLICE are appealing for information after a thief stole a food delivery van from a Poole road.

The incident happened at 10.35am yesterday when a Wiltshire Farm Foods delivery van was stolen from outside an address along Alder Road in Rossmore.

The van, a white Citroen Berlingo AT57 EXH, was making its weekly delivery of frozen food to customers and around 25 deliveries were still inside.

Tim Riley, operations manager at Wiltshire Farm Foods, described the theft as an “inconvenience and annoyance” but said: “None of our customers are going to go without food because we always have the capability to deal with a breakdown or other eventuality.

“We have contacted all the customers and they are okay.”

Mr Riley said customers would receive their delivery on Monday.

PC Mark Palmer, of the Dorset Police traffic unit, said: “It is essential that this vehicle is traced and recovered.”

Witnesses and anyone with information should call Dorset Police on 101 quoting incident number 9:147, or on 0800 555111.

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12:37pm Sat 10 Nov 12

pete woodley says...

Did someone leave the key in ?.
Did someone leave the key in ?. pete woodley
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1:28pm Sat 10 Nov 12

boyerboy says...

Takeaway any one?
Takeaway any one? boyerboy
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1:47pm Sat 10 Nov 12

Turtlebay says...

Many "white van man" deliveries are made by drivers who are too bone idle to LOCK their doors when they make a delivery. It takes just two extra seconds to lock a door!
Many "white van man" deliveries are made by drivers who are too bone idle to LOCK their doors when they make a delivery. It takes just two extra seconds to lock a door! Turtlebay
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1:54pm Sat 10 Nov 12

spooki says...

When idiots steal people's cars or work vans, they don't stop for second to think about what they're doing. Do they care that 25 people may go without their dinners? Or that car they just knicked and trashed was someones only way of getting to work or to take their disabled daughter or whoever to hospital? NO. They see it, they want it, they're having it. Yes a vehicle should be locked when they're left but that wouldn't stop someone from taking it if they were determined. It does make you wonder why we honest people go through all the 'right' channels, work hard and save up for things, just so some kn0b can come along and trash/steal it.
When idiots steal people's cars or work vans, they don't stop for second to think about what they're doing. Do they care that 25 people may go without their dinners? Or that car they just knicked and trashed was someones only way of getting to work or to take their disabled daughter or whoever to hospital? NO. They see it, they want it, they're having it. Yes a vehicle should be locked when they're left but that wouldn't stop someone from taking it if they were determined. It does make you wonder why we honest people go through all the 'right' channels, work hard and save up for things, just so some kn0b can come along and trash/steal it. spooki
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1:59pm Sat 10 Nov 12

slymo cherrie says...

1939 the war was on and the school dinners
i can still taste them now
1939 the war was on and the school dinners i can still taste them now slymo cherrie
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3:16pm Sat 10 Nov 12

newtopoole says...

While I have a small amount of sympathy for the customers who had to wait a bit longer for their delivery, I hope the driver is called into the office over this.

I used to be a delivery driver for a leading supermarket, and the black boxes would record whether the doors were locked or not when a delivery was being made. Focuses the mind a bit to make sure it was properly secure!
While I have a small amount of sympathy for the customers who had to wait a bit longer for their delivery, I hope the driver is called into the office over this. I used to be a delivery driver for a leading supermarket, and the black boxes would record whether the doors were locked or not when a delivery was being made. Focuses the mind a bit to make sure it was properly secure! newtopoole
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8:31pm Sat 10 Nov 12

John T says...

The refusal of the insurance company to pay out any claim, if the van was unlocked, should also focus the mind and stop more careful vehicle owners' premiums from rising yet again...we should be so lucky!
The refusal of the insurance company to pay out any claim, if the van was unlocked, should also focus the mind and stop more careful vehicle owners' premiums from rising yet again...we should be so lucky! John T
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12:21am Sun 11 Nov 12

lukewilliams says...

Turtlebay wrote:
Many "white van man" deliveries are made by drivers who are too bone idle to LOCK their doors when they make a delivery. It takes just two extra seconds to lock a door!
I am a delivery driver for a supermarket, and yes it is good practise to lock the door at every delivery. You also have no idea what kind of pressure we are under to make deliveries on time. Even though it only takes a couple of seconds to turn the van off, take the keys out and lock the door, our minute by minute schedule it too tight to door this. We literally have a matter of minutes at the customers door step to unload, deliver, get back in the van, programme the sat nav, and get going again. So before you slate people as 'bone idle', try doing the job yourself!
[quote][p][bold]Turtlebay[/bold] wrote: Many "white van man" deliveries are made by drivers who are too bone idle to LOCK their doors when they make a delivery. It takes just two extra seconds to lock a door![/p][/quote]I am a delivery driver for a supermarket, and yes it is good practise to lock the door at every delivery. You also have no idea what kind of pressure we are under to make deliveries on time. Even though it only takes a couple of seconds to turn the van off, take the keys out and lock the door, our minute by minute schedule it too tight to door this. We literally have a matter of minutes at the customers door step to unload, deliver, get back in the van, programme the sat nav, and get going again. So before you slate people as 'bone idle', try doing the job yourself! lukewilliams
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2:05am Sun 11 Nov 12

billd766 says...

Don't modern vehicles come with remote central locking nowadays?
I paid a small extra amount before taking delivery and had it fitted on my 11 year old Ford Ranger pickup.
Don't modern vehicles come with remote central locking nowadays? I paid a small extra amount before taking delivery and had it fitted on my 11 year old Ford Ranger pickup. billd766
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8:25am Sun 11 Nov 12

dswilliams says...

..bet he brought it back when he tasted the sh..e.
..bet he brought it back when he tasted the sh..e. dswilliams
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10:28am Sun 11 Nov 12

puglove says...

Weather he locked the doors or not doesn't take a way from the fact some little scum who is probably either too young to work or claiming off the state has taken something that doesn't belong to them! You shouldn't HAVE to lock your cars, homes, keep your children so close but with a world full of scum it has become something of 'the norm' it's very sad! Someone could lose their job over this just before Christmas someone who actually bothers to go out to work every day because of some selfish person who thinks it is their god given right to take what they want when they please!
Weather he locked the doors or not doesn't take a way from the fact some little scum who is probably either too young to work or claiming off the state has taken something that doesn't belong to them! You shouldn't HAVE to lock your cars, homes, keep your children so close but with a world full of scum it has become something of 'the norm' it's very sad! Someone could lose their job over this just before Christmas someone who actually bothers to go out to work every day because of some selfish person who thinks it is their god given right to take what they want when they please! puglove
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10:28am Sun 11 Nov 12

puglove says...

Weather he locked the doors or not doesn't take a way from the fact some little scum who is probably either too young to work or claiming off the state has taken something that doesn't belong to them! You shouldn't HAVE to lock your cars, homes, keep your children so close but with a world full of scum it has become something of 'the norm' it's very sad! Someone could lose their job over this just before Christmas someone who actually bothers to go out to work every day because of some selfish person who thinks it is their god given right to take what they want when they please!
Weather he locked the doors or not doesn't take a way from the fact some little scum who is probably either too young to work or claiming off the state has taken something that doesn't belong to them! You shouldn't HAVE to lock your cars, homes, keep your children so close but with a world full of scum it has become something of 'the norm' it's very sad! Someone could lose their job over this just before Christmas someone who actually bothers to go out to work every day because of some selfish person who thinks it is their god given right to take what they want when they please! puglove
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10:38am Sun 11 Nov 12

puglove says...

If someone steals and apple from a fruit & veg shop because they have put them on display outside does that mean it's ok and the shop owner is at fault? No
If someone steals and apple from a fruit & veg shop because they have put them on display outside does that mean it's ok and the shop owner is at fault? No puglove
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11:01am Sun 11 Nov 12

retry69 says...

lukewilliams wrote:
Turtlebay wrote:
Many "white van man" deliveries are made by drivers who are too bone idle to LOCK their doors when they make a delivery. It takes just two extra seconds to lock a door!
I am a delivery driver for a supermarket, and yes it is good practise to lock the door at every delivery. You also have no idea what kind of pressure we are under to make deliveries on time. Even though it only takes a couple of seconds to turn the van off, take the keys out and lock the door, our minute by minute schedule it too tight to door this. We literally have a matter of minutes at the customers door step to unload, deliver, get back in the van, programme the sat nav, and get going again. So before you slate people as 'bone idle', try doing the job yourself!
I drove for Sainsburys home delivery we were given a time slot for customers but it was certainly not that critical to sacrifice the company vehicle and contents,perhaps you should have a word with your boss if they put that much pressure on you or tell us what supermarket perhaps we can help
[quote][p][bold]lukewilliams[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Turtlebay[/bold] wrote: Many "white van man" deliveries are made by drivers who are too bone idle to LOCK their doors when they make a delivery. It takes just two extra seconds to lock a door![/p][/quote]I am a delivery driver for a supermarket, and yes it is good practise to lock the door at every delivery. You also have no idea what kind of pressure we are under to make deliveries on time. Even though it only takes a couple of seconds to turn the van off, take the keys out and lock the door, our minute by minute schedule it too tight to door this. We literally have a matter of minutes at the customers door step to unload, deliver, get back in the van, programme the sat nav, and get going again. So before you slate people as 'bone idle', try doing the job yourself![/p][/quote]I drove for Sainsburys home delivery we were given a time slot for customers but it was certainly not that critical to sacrifice the company vehicle and contents,perhaps you should have a word with your boss if they put that much pressure on you or tell us what supermarket perhaps we can help retry69
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11:23am Sun 11 Nov 12

retry69 says...

puglove wrote:
Weather he locked the doors or not doesn't take a way from the fact some little scum who is probably either too young to work or claiming off the state has taken something that doesn't belong to them! You shouldn't HAVE to lock your cars, homes, keep your children so close but with a world full of scum it has become something of 'the norm' it's very sad! Someone could lose their job over this just before Christmas someone who actually bothers to go out to work every day because of some selfish person who thinks it is their god given right to take what they want when they please!
I would be pretty sure that during training for this sort of employment the responsibilities of the driver is made perfectly clear as we are all aware what can occur,you shouldnt have to do the things you state but if you do not this is what happens so passing the buck is not an option.
[quote][p][bold]puglove[/bold] wrote: Weather he locked the doors or not doesn't take a way from the fact some little scum who is probably either too young to work or claiming off the state has taken something that doesn't belong to them! You shouldn't HAVE to lock your cars, homes, keep your children so close but with a world full of scum it has become something of 'the norm' it's very sad! Someone could lose their job over this just before Christmas someone who actually bothers to go out to work every day because of some selfish person who thinks it is their god given right to take what they want when they please![/p][/quote]I would be pretty sure that during training for this sort of employment the responsibilities of the driver is made perfectly clear as we are all aware what can occur,you shouldnt have to do the things you state but if you do not this is what happens so passing the buck is not an option. retry69
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1:59pm Sun 11 Nov 12

l'anglais says...

puglove wrote:
Weather he locked the doors or not doesn't take a way from the fact some little scum who is probably either too young to work or claiming off the state has taken something that doesn't belong to them! You shouldn't HAVE to lock your cars, homes, keep your children so close but with a world full of scum it has become something of 'the norm' it's very sad! Someone could lose their job over this just before Christmas someone who actually bothers to go out to work every day because of some selfish person who thinks it is their god given right to take what they want when they please!
Dear old Great Britain became wealthy on the back taking from others.
India, African colonies etc... was forced to give blighty something for nothing.

Seems its offspring are carrying out the same thieving traditions.
[quote][p][bold]puglove[/bold] wrote: Weather he locked the doors or not doesn't take a way from the fact some little scum who is probably either too young to work or claiming off the state has taken something that doesn't belong to them! You shouldn't HAVE to lock your cars, homes, keep your children so close but with a world full of scum it has become something of 'the norm' it's very sad! Someone could lose their job over this just before Christmas someone who actually bothers to go out to work every day because of some selfish person who thinks it is their god given right to take what they want when they please![/p][/quote]Dear old Great Britain became wealthy on the back taking from others. India, African colonies etc... was forced to give blighty something for nothing. Seems its offspring are carrying out the same thieving traditions. l'anglais
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5:30pm Sun 11 Nov 12

puglove says...

lukewilliams wrote:
Turtlebay wrote:
Many "white van man" deliveries are made by drivers who are too bone idle to LOCK their doors when they make a delivery. It takes just two extra seconds to lock a door!
I am a delivery driver for a supermarket, and yes it is good practise to lock the door at every delivery. You also have no idea what kind of pressure we are under to make deliveries on time. Even though it only takes a couple of seconds to turn the van off, take the keys out and lock the door, our minute by minute schedule it too tight to door this. We literally have a matter of minutes at the customers door step to unload, deliver, get back in the van, programme the sat nav, and get going again. So before you slate people as 'bone idle', try doing the job yourself!
He works for asda and can only waddle bless him, it does take longer haha
[quote][p][bold]lukewilliams[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Turtlebay[/bold] wrote: Many "white van man" deliveries are made by drivers who are too bone idle to LOCK their doors when they make a delivery. It takes just two extra seconds to lock a door![/p][/quote]I am a delivery driver for a supermarket, and yes it is good practise to lock the door at every delivery. You also have no idea what kind of pressure we are under to make deliveries on time. Even though it only takes a couple of seconds to turn the van off, take the keys out and lock the door, our minute by minute schedule it too tight to door this. We literally have a matter of minutes at the customers door step to unload, deliver, get back in the van, programme the sat nav, and get going again. So before you slate people as 'bone idle', try doing the job yourself![/p][/quote]He works for asda and can only waddle bless him, it does take longer haha puglove
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7:06pm Sun 11 Nov 12

jaomi4 says...

this is nothing new. once, in the middle of my asda delivery the van was stolen and that was back in 2009.
this is nothing new. once, in the middle of my asda delivery the van was stolen and that was back in 2009. jaomi4
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