A FULLY equipped kebab and pizza trailer worth around £10,000 has been stolen in broad daylight, despite having a wheel clamp attached to it.
Mohamed Itoumaine had his trailer parked outside the Suffolk Punch pub in Heelands when it was stolen last Wednesday.
He is now claiming police did not do enough to help catch the criminals, saying it took them two days to even show up to take statements, and even then, he says he did not feel the police were taking the case seriously.
He said: “I called the police and was told it wasn’t an emergency and that they would call me back. I did not hear from them until I called them on the Friday.
“The officer who was meant to handle my case said there must have been a misunderstanding because he was not made aware of it.
“I thought they would have asked more questions or searched for witnesses because this happened in the middle of rush hour, between 4.30pm and 5.30pm and someone must have seen something.”
Mr Itoumaine is adamant passing motorists may have spotted the van, particularly as it had a wheel clamp on it.
He added: “The clamp does not come off easily so it must have been broken off. Then the trailer would have to be attached to and pulled by a car – and all this in a very public area.”
Thames Valley Police has confirmed it is investigating the case and how it has been handled.
Any witnesses to the theft can call them on 0845 8 505 505 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.