700 Michelin Tyres Stolen
Over 700 Michelin and Kleber car tyres were stolen from a truck in a lay-by on the A1 in Rutland on 5 May. The tyres were en-route from Michelin’s Dundee factory to a distribution centre in mainland Europe when, Michelin reports, they were stolen by thieves who slashed the curtain-sides of the trailer while the driver was asleep. The sizes of tyres stolen were as follows (quantity in brackets):
195/65 R 15 91H Energy Saver (35); 185/65 R 15 88H Energy Saver (205); 195/65 R 15 91V Energy Saver (164); 155/70 R 13 75T Energy E3B (67); 185/65 R 14 86T Energy Saver (92); 175/70 R 13 82T Energy E3B (55); 165/70 R 13 79T Energy E3B (61); and 155/80 R 13 79T Kleber Viaxer (58)
The total number of tyres stolen was 737 and Michelin is asking dealers to be on the lookout for any of these products being offered outside of normal distribution channels. All the tyres were manufactured in 2010 and the DOT numbers will end in one of the following date codes: 1014, 1015, 1016, 1017 or 1018.
If anyone has any information on this, please contact either Michelin on 0845 3661535, or PC Paul Anderson at Leicestershire Police on 0116 248 3029.