Van owners are being urged to be vigilant after three vans were broken into over the weekend and tools totalling £6,000 were stolen.
The first incident happened in Lumley Walk, Amesbury. A Peugeot van was broken into between 8pm on 27 January and 11am on 28 January. Power tools were stolen from inside including a Makita SDS drill, a Makita Combi drill and a Makita cutter.
Between 4pm and 4.45pm on 28 January, tools were stolen from a Ford van in Chambers Avenue, Amesbury. The tools stolen include a jigsaw, router, planer, extractor, plunge saw, multi tool and sander, all in grey and green tool boxes.
A Ford van parked in Flower Lane, Salisbury, was broken into between midday on 27 January and 8.30am on 29 January with tools including drills and a skill saw stolen.
Acting Inspector Russell Griffin said: “We are carrying out enquiries into these three separate incidents which we believe are linked.
“Incidents of this nature can be really upsetting for the victims and also very inconvenient – the victims could be prevented from working due to the loss of tools.
“I’d like to encourage all van owners to ensure all expensive tools are removed from vehicles overnight where possible. Park vehicles on driveways or well-lit areas, fit van alarms, and mark tools with your postcode using distinctive paint. Please also record serial numbers of tools and keep the list away from your van to help reduce your risk of falling victim to this type of crime.”
Anyone with information in relation to these incidents should call police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.