Police hunting thieves who stole £4,000 of LEGO

A gang of thieves made off with thousands of pounds in LEGO sets in a ram raid on a warehouse in Hull on Monday morning.

CCTV cameras captured three men driving a dark-coloured Ford Transit van through the warehouse’s shutter doors. The thieves then hopped out of the van and began grabbing LEGO sets – to the tune of £4,000. The incident occurred around 2:30am on Monday.

Humberside Police have released images from the CCTV footage, calling on locals to keep an eye out for the vehicle.

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“The van we want to trace is quite distinctive as it has one different coloured rear door and an unusual roof rack,” a spokesman said. “The registration number of the vehicle isn’t known.”

Anyone with information should contact Humberside Police, quoting the reference number 16/123858/19.

This isn’t the first time thieves have targeted LEGO sets and models. In July this year, a summer school in California was left devastated after thieves stole $9,200 worth of equipment, including LEGO Mindstorms sets.

Last year, prominent LEGO YouTuber republicattak had his entire collection stolen. That story ultimately had a happy ending, though, as fans raised over $18,000 to help Louis rebuild his collection.

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Chris Wharfe

I like to think of myself as a journalist first, LEGO fan second, but we all know that’s not really the case. Journalism does run through my veins, though, like some kind of weird literary blood – the sort that will no doubt one day lead to a stress-induced heart malfunction. It’s like smoking, only worse. Thankfully, I get to write about LEGO until then. You can follow me on Twitter at @brfa_chris.

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