A WOMAN is urging caravan owners to be on their guard after her vehicle was stolen from her driveway.
Mother-of-three Elaine Shone was shocked at the disappearance of the Abbey Aventura 316 model from outside her home on Liverpool Road, Buckley.
She said the caravan was stolen off the driveway while their home was empty for a short time at about 1.30pm on Friday.
“It has come as a shock,” said Mrs Shone, 41. “This is very upsetting.
“It feels like we have been targeted and the thieves knew what they were
“When something like this happens to you it makes you feel uneasy.”
Mrs Shone said she and husband Jason, 42, regularly enjoy caravanning holidays along with their sons Liam, 16, Ethan, 14 and Aaron, 10.
She told the Leader the vehicle was securely locked and the family had items including clothes inside the caravan.
Mrs Shone said the caravan, valued at about £7,000 to £8,000 is insured and the theft has been reported to police.
She is now calling for other caravan owners to do everything they can to avoid falling victim to thieves.
“I want people to be aware of this type of crime,” she said. “There isn’t much more we could have done but I encourage all caravan owners to try to make their caravans as secure as possible.
“It is a great shame there are people out there who want to steal caravans.”
North Wales Police spokesman Michael McGivern said: “We were called on Friday to a report that a caravan had been stolen from an address on Liverpool Road, Buckley, at about 1.30pm.”
The theft comes days after a gang was caught on CCTV stealing a caravan from Sealand.
About four men were caught on camera at Regal Pawn, Deva Business Park, Sealand, just after 8.30pm on Saturday, January 19.
They attached the German Burstner model worth £10,000 to a dark Vauxhall Vectra and drove it away.
Anyone with information on the thefts can call police on 101.