HELP! My Caravan has been stolen!

If your caravan is stolen in the UK, here are the steps you should take:

  • Contact the Police: Immediately report the theft to the police by calling their non-emergency number. Provide them with as much detail as possible, including the make, model, colour, and any distinguishing features of the caravan. Be sure to obtain a crime reference number, as you may need this for insurance purposes.
  • Notify Your Insurance Company or Broker: Contact your insurance company as soon as possible to report the theft. Provide them with the crime reference number given by the police and any other relevant information they may require. They will guide you through the claims process and advise you on the next steps.
  • Alert Caravan Clubs and Online Platforms: Inform local caravan clubs and online caravan communities about the theft. They may be able to spread the word and keep an eye out for your stolen caravan. Additionally, consider posting about the theft on social media platforms to reach a wider audience.
  • Check CCTV Footage: If your caravan was stolen from a location with CCTV cameras, request access to the footage from the property owner or relevant authorities. The footage may provide valuable information about the theft, such as the time and manner in which it occurred, as well as any potential suspects or vehicles involved.
  • Monitor Online Marketplaces: Keep an eye on online marketplaces and auction websites where stolen goods may be sold. If you spot your caravan being advertised for sale, notify the police immediately and provide them with the relevant information.

By following these steps and working closely with the police and your insurance company, you can improve the chances of recovering your stolen caravan and minimising the financial and emotional impact of the theft.

Further reading: Security For Your Touring Caravan Insurance