A CHEEKY thief stole a delivery van at Sandhurst while the driver was standing only a few feet away.

He jumped into the Premier Express vehicle, which had its engine running, and sped off towards Camberley.

According to a company spokesman the driver was only eight feet away when the thief leapt into the van in the town's High Street.

There were between 30 and 40 parcels, containing unknown items, on board.

A £500 reward is being offered by the company for information which leads to the recovery of the Mercedes Sprinter van and the conviction of the thief.

The van has Premier Express emblazoned in red letters, and its registration number is S893SWE.

Anyone with useful information should telephone 01635 31333.