Trades people warned not to leave tools in vans after spate of thefts

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Van owners in the North Kesteven area are being urged not to leave tools in their vehicles overnight following a series of thefts.

Police received four reports of break-ins in the early hours of yesterday morning (Monday March 13).

Incidents occurred in Millfield Terrace, Sleaford, Lincoln Road in Skellingthorpe, Croft Lane in Bassingham and Durham Avenue in Sleaford.

It is thought that skeleton keys may have been used to gain entry to the vans.

Lincolnshire Police have said in a statement: “Please ensure tools are not left in a van overnight.”

Where possible you are asked to consider removing high value power tools, and if you carry high value tools fit additional deadlocks to the van doors.

For advice on keeping your vehicle secure please click here.