CCTV footage shows moment thieves loot electrician's van in raid

CCTV footage has shown the moment thieves looted an electrician's van, leaving him thousands out of pocket.

Will Humphreys, 24, is offering a £500 reward in the hunt for £5,000 of equipment stolen from his Volkswagen Transporter on Friday, August 2.

The van had been parked on the driveway of his home in Smithurst Road.

At 6.50am that morning he discovered warning lights on the dashboard highlighting the side and back doors were open.

He said: "I had a look and then there was a spirit level on the floor. I was like 'oh, what's gone off here', I looked in the back and all the tools had gone.

"I had all my testing equipment stolen I use to certify jobs, and my hand tools.

"It's screwdrivers, spanners, cable cutters, cable strippers.

"I was just gutted really. I couldn't get to work so I didn't get paid for that day (August 2).


"I couldn't go to work (on August 5) either because I've got no tools."

Mr Humphreys, who is self-employed, said he religiously locked his van and explained there was no sign of forced entry.

He has released CCTV footage taken from the early hours of the morning that appears to show people entering the back of his van.

"It's just frightening. It's that initial thought of just being scared. It's not a nice feeling at all. Especially when we've got Erin in the house. All sorts of thoughts go through your head."

She added: "You just feel targeted, I suppose."

A Nottinghamshire Police spokeswoman said officers were called just before 7am on August 2 to reports of a theft from a van in Smithurst Road, Giltbrook. No arrests have been made in connection with the incident.

Anyone with information that may help the investigation is asked to call the force on 101, quoting incident 146 of August 2.