Tools warning to van drivers
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. police.uk website.