Drivers urged to review security and remove tools and valuables from vans

PUBLISHED: 13:55 08 January 2019 | UPDATED: 10:26 09 January 2019

Police are warning people not to leave power tools and valuable items in their cars or vans.

Police are warning people not to leave power tools and valuable items in their cars or vans.

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Police are appealing to van drivers in North Somerset to remove tools and ensure their vehicles are secure overnight and at weekends.

It follows a series of break-ins over the past three months in Nailsea, Long Ashton, Pill, Wraxall and Backwell.

Although the majority of incidents have targeted parked vans, cars have also been broken into and, in some cases, vehicles were not locked.

A police spokesman said: “We advise drivers to fit an alarm and not to leave anything of value which can be seen from the outside.

“Drivers should not leave expensive power tools in their vans overnight or at the weekend and to securely mark and take photos of their tools and equipment.

“We’d also urge members of the public to be vigilant and report anything suspicious.”

Anyone who has information on the burglary incidents is asked to call 101, quoting reference 5218274398.

For more information on general crime prevention advice, click here.

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