Scrap Metal Bins Theft in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Suffolk Areas

15 April 24

Alert: Scrap Metal Bins Theft in Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Suffolk Areas.

Attention to all in the scrap metal industry and surrounding communities! We’ve been experiencing a concerning trend of scrap metal bin thefts in the Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire & Suffolk areas recently, and it’s crucial we all stay vigilant.

Sadly, our own operations have fallen victim to this trend. We’ve observed multiple instances of scrap metal bins disappearing, likely stolen for their valuable contents or the bins themselves, due to the ever-increasing price of new containers. It’s a frustrating setback for us, and, from what we’ve heard, many of our industry friends are facing the same fate.

We want to highlight a specific vehicle involved in these thefts: a white Volvo hook loader with a magnetic “GIBBS” sign displayed on the side of their vehicle. If they are trying to replicate ours, I’m sure they’ll have no issues doing the same to our industry friends. The vehicle has a singular orange beacon on the top of the cab. The lorry is more than likely on false numberplates, as it’s registered as that vehicle is showing as being taxed and insured. We’ve included the numberplate in case anyone sees it driving around (AY 18 LYV). If you spot this vehicle in suspicious circumstances, please report it immediately to the authorities. Together, we can help prevent further thefts and hold those responsible accountable for their actions.

We understand the impact these thefts can have on our customers and communities. Not only does it result in financial losses, but it also disrupts our operations and compromises our efforts towards sustainability and responsible scrap metal management.

Let’s remain vigilant and support each other in keeping our businesses and communities safe. If you have any information regarding these thefts or notice any suspicious activity, please don’t hesitate to reach out.

Stay safe and look out for each other.