Police appeal for information on Mexborough van theft

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Officers are appealing for more information on the theft of a van from a Mexborough street. 
A white Mercedes Sprinter van, registration number SG61 NUK, was stolen while parked on Hirstgate yesterday morning (Wednesday, September 2).

At around 9.45am, the driver of the van pulled up on to Hirstgate, close to the junction with Doncaster Road.

The driver delivered items from the van to one of the shops on the street, and on returning two men approached him.

One of the men is described as being between 25 to 35-years-old with a tanned complexion and of a large build, wearing glasses and knee length shorts with a white T-shirt.

The man also had his arm in a sling.

The men attempted to distract him and whilst the driver was in the shop the males are believed to have stolen the van, driving off in the direction of Windhill Crescent.

Anyone who may witnessed the incident, or was in the area around the time it occurred, is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111, quoting incident number 265 of September 2 2015.