It was reported that the van was stolen while it was being used for deliveries in Codrington Road shortly before 3pm on Wednesday 6 January 2021. The vehicle was found in Derlock Avenue a short time later, however the parcels containing electronic equipment were missing.
Following investigations by officers from the Thanet Community Policing Team (CPT), the 31-year-old woman from Ramsgate was arrested on Thursday 7 January on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and driving while disqualified. She has been released under investigation while enquiries are ongoing.
Sergeant Sean Scarsbrook of Thanet CPT said: ‘We ask the public to be vigilant, especially those using vehicles to deliver parcels.
‘Please switch off your engines and lock your vehicle between deliveries to help reduce the risk of this form of criminal activity.
‘People who may have witnessed any suspicious activity in Durlock Avenue at the time of the theft are asked to contact us.’
Witnesses should call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting 46/2778/21.