A GANG was caught on CCTV stealing a caravan from Sealand hours after a woman decided not to sleep in it.
Vicki Manning had a lucky escape when thieves took the caravan from the family business.
About four men were caught on camera at Regal Pawn, Deva Business Park, Sealand, just after 8.30pm on Saturday.
They attached the German Burstner model worth £10,000 to a dark Vauxhall Vectra and drove it away.
Vicki, who works as an administrator for her father, Mark Manning, was due to stay in the caravan overnight with her little boy.
When he would not settle down to sleep she decided to stay at her sister’s house.
Vicki said: “We have got remote cameras and we can see some on our iPhones.
“My dad looked in the morning and the caravan was gone.
“We came to work to check it out on the CCTV and there were at least three, possibly four people as clear as day.
“One has got a pork pie hat on. One has got a green coat on and a beanie hat and a scarf around his face.
“They are not very clever as they only knocked the CCTV off once they had been caught on camera.
“They towed it away in a blue and black Vauxhall Vectra.
“The whole thing took them 25 minutes.”
She added: “The thieves came from Garden City end and left towards the industrial estate.
“Local businesses have been very helpful and checking their CCTV for us.”
Vicki was relieved she had not been in the caravan when the thieves struck.
“Me and my son were going to stay in it that night as I live in Spain and I’m staying with my sister so we were going to give her a rest,” she said. “But my son wouldn’t go to sleep so we stayed put.”
The caravan’s tracking device has been activated and Vicki said the family would “go to the end of the earth to find it”.
The caravan is cream with grey trim with existing damage to the back top nearside corner.
It has double bunk beds, and a built in dvd television. Eight box sets of South Park were also inside the caravan.
The family is offering a £1,000 reward for information which results in its safe recovery.
A spokesman for North Wales Police said: “Anyone with any information should contact North Wales Police on 101.”