A BRIGHT yellow camper van worth £20,000 stolen nearly two weeks ago is still missing.
The owner of the distinctive vehicle, taken after breaking down near the Cheshire Oaks roundabout between 10.30am and midday on Friday, April 13, has been left counting the cost to his hire business.
The 1979 Westfalia has been named Darcy by its owners at Nick Connah Ltd Camper Hire, based at junction 14 of the M53 near Hapsford services. It is mustard and metallic pearl in colour has a set of white wheels, a bike rack and a sun shade on the front while the wheel mounted on the front of the van is in stainless steel.
Just six weeks before it was taken, the vehicle was completely retrimmed in yellow and cream square sections.
In a bid to trace Darcy, an appeal has been placed on the company website and on eBay.
Owner Nick Connah, who had owned Darcy for three years and spent thousands kitting it out, said: “It is irreplaceable. It’s my pride and joy.
“It took the best part of 18 months to kit it out to that spec.
“We’ve lost income and had the hassle of customers re-scheduling bookings – we had bookings right through summer.
“Its been very frustrating. I’m very disappointed.”
Mr Connah has now invested in trackers on the vehicles he still has.
Darcy is equipped with a twin hob, a sink with running water, a cool box, interior lighting, a CD Player and a three-quarter-size bed.
The van had been in garage from October until April 1.
The registration number is FTL399T and the serial number is 2192043603.
If you have any information, please call Nick Connah Ltd Camper Hire on 07831510559, contact Cheshire Constabulary on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.