Thieves ride a van parked on the road so they can steal power tools from inside – Gloucestershire News Service
Police are calling for witnesses after determined thieves stole valuable power tools from a van in Newent last weekend.
The thieves entered the vehicle, parked at Lakeside between 7 p.m. on October 23 and 9 a.m. on the 24th and released the handbrake, rolling it down the road where they were then able to access the back doors and take a Milwaukee cordless power tools quantity. .
“Officers are appealing to anyone who saw the abandoned van on the road or may have images from the dashcam to contact them,” a police spokesperson said.
“Anyone with information should contact the police through the website, citing incident 134 of October 24: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/us/a-crime- that-has-already- been reported / You can also call the police on 101 or report it anonymously through Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111.
“The burglary of your car and the loss of your belongings to thieves can be very distressing. There are a few simple steps you can take to keep your vehicle and what is in it safe.
Clearly label tools with your name or company name and address, using paint pens, and seal with clear lacquer spray. Alternatively, you can use a variety of other property marking systems. Items that are clearly marked are less desirable and more difficult to sell.
Consider using a lockable cabinet in your van to store tools – a number of safety products are available. Small cameras are also designed to record inside vehicles.
You can also take photographs of valuables, write down serial numbers, and consider registering them online at a property registry site.
“More details can be found on the Gloucestershire Police website: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/keeping-vehicles-safe/”