A CROSS border investigation is underway to track down thieves who stole a workman’s van today, Monday, February 19, in Donegal which was later found abandoned in Derry.
Earlier this evening, Dermot Harkin urged the public’s help in trying to find his dad’s van.
Dermot posted on Facebook: “My dad’s white ford transit was stolen from outside a house on malin road in Carndonagh today between 4:30 pm and 5:30 pm.
“All his tools are in it.
“Number plate is VUI 4931.
“If anyone has any info at all please contact the Gardai in Carn. Thanks.”
The van later cross the border and was spotted driving around the city.
Local Derry group Shantallow Community Collective (SCC) said the van later turned in its area with locals warding off the thieves who tried to torch it.
SCC said on its Facebook page: “Van stolen driving recklessly around galliagh thankfully no one was hurt.
“Our community activists and local independent councillor warren robinson on the scene before the thieves tried to set fire to it.
“Well done all involved.”