Thousands of pounds worth of Shark vacuum cleaners stolen from lorry parked overnight on A19 near Hartlepool

Tens of thousands of pounds worth of Shark cleaners and parts were stolen from a lorry overnight on the A19 near Hartlepool.

Thursday, 16th January 2020, 10:56 am

At some time between 5pm on Monday, January 13 and Tuesday, January 14, thieves stole 468 machines from a parked lorry at Ron Perry’s services on the A19 northbound.

The driver of the lorry found that the curtain to the trailer had been cut with empty pallets left inside.

A spokesperson for Cleveland Police said: “The value of the items runs into tens of thousands of pounds, and police are appealing to anyone who may have been offered for sale any of the cleaners to contact them.”

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Thieves stole 468 hoovers from a parked lorry at Ron Perry’s services.

The Shark duoclean vacuums have a model number of NV700UKT and a batch number of 2419.

Anyone with information should contact Detective Constable Dave Angel from Hartlepool CID on the non-emergency number 101, quoting event 007227.

Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111, or online at

Police released an image of a Shark hoover similar to those stolen. Photo: Cleveland Police