Warning to Van Owners in The Tamworth Area After a Spate of Break-ins

AntiCrimeA high number of vehicles have been targeted in the Tamworth area and Staffordshire Police are warning vehicle owners are being alerted to increase vehicle security after receiving a lot of reports over the last few nights.

It is believed offenders are cutting wiring to disable central locking systems or by using gadgets that enable them to bypass locking mechanisms and enter vans without causing any damage leaving them free to steal the contents. There are many products available over the internet to combat this problem and van owners are being asked to consider having their vehicles sufficiently protected.

Simply type ‘ford transit anti pick lock’ into your internet search engine to find companies offering for sale van security products.

You can also find more vehicle security advice at www.thatcham.org.

Don’t give criminals an easy ride, when you park your car consider removing all valuables.

Staffordshire Police received calls last night reporting break-ins and thefts from vans in Highcliffe Road, Parkfield Close, Gayle, Brookweed, Broadsmeath, Redlake, Sykesmoor, Houting, Cale Close and Cheviot.

Tools stolen include:

Two petrol driven pressure washers, one Nixon and one Honda. A cordless battery drill, Makita drill and jigsaw 110, Bosch 110 hammer drill.  An SDF 18 volt drill, Milwaukee impact driver, combi saw and drill bit set.

Anyone with information on the van break-ins, or who is offered any such items for sale, is asked to call Staffordshire Police on 101.

You can also report crime by contacting the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or through their Anonymous Online Form.  No personal details are taken, information cannot be traced or recorded and you will not go to court.

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