Tools warn­ing to van driv­ers

Bristol Post - - NEWS -

VAN driv­ers across North Som­er­set are be­ing urged to re­move tools from their ve­hi­cles overnight fol­low­ing a se­ries of thefts.

Po­lice have is­sued the warn­ing to driv­ers to en­sure their ve­hi­cles are se­cure fol­low­ing a se­ries of in­ci­dents over the last three months.

Vans have been bro­ken into at lo­ca­tions across the area in­clud­ing Nailsea, Long Ash­ton, Pill, Wrax­all and Back­well.

A po­lice spokesman said: “Ve­hi­cle own­ers are urged to re­view their se­cu­rity.

“They are ad­vised to fit an alarm if the car does not have one and also not to leave any­thing of value which can be seen from the out­side.

“Con­sider lock­ing it in the boot of the ve­hi­cle but ide­ally re­move all items from the ve­hi­cle.

“Sim­i­larly, own­ers of vans are ad­vised not to leave ex­pen­sive power tools in their ve­hi­cle overnight or at the week­end, when not at work. If they feel the need to leave items in the ve­hi­cles, then they should con­sider fit­ting spe­cial­ist floor-mounted safes and se­cure stor­age boxes.”

Peo­ple can ac­cess crime pre­ven­tion ad­vice at the www.avo­nand­som­er­set. po­ web­site.

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