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Officers from Staffordshire Police are appealing for information after thieves have targeted lorries parked at motorway services in their territory.

In the latest incident, about 60 TVs were stolen from the back of a lorry parked overnight at the M6 services in Stafford.

Police were called at 5.40am on Thursday, 6 January, after a lorry driver reported that he had woken in his cab and when conducting his morning checks, had found the back of his lorry had been accessed and containers opened. About 60 LED TVs had been stolen.

Earlier the same morning, at 2.25am, officers were called to the same location where four lorry trailers had their curtains slashed. Nothing was reported stolen.

The previous day, on Wednesday 5 January, at 11.30pm, officers had also been called to Hilton Park Services on the M6 northbound.

A driver, who was in his cab, reported hearing noises in the back of his lorry, and found two men dressed in dark clothing attempting to steal a number of Bush TV sets through a slashed hole in the lorry’s curtain.

They fled empty-handed after being disturbed by the driver.

Police are currently reviewing CCTV footage of the areas at the time of the thefts and attempted thefts and urge anyone with information to get in touch.

Giles Parsons, chief inspector at Staffordshire Police, said: “Working closely with Central Motorway Police Group we carry out regular patrols of our service areas across Staffordshire.

“Should anyone witness any suspicious activity we encourage them to report it to us.”

They can contact Staffordshire Police on Facebook, Twitter, or call 101, quoting incident number 074 of 6 January, or contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.