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Surrey Police was of Thefts of tools from vans during the day...
You are all aware of thefts of tools from vans parked overnight, but we would like to alert you to an increase of theft from tradesman's vans during the day.
Thieves are stealing tools from vans which have been left open during the day whilst the traders are working. The police recommend that you keep the van locked whenever possible.
Please read the information below which the police have asked us to send round to our members.....
There is a series of building and gardening tools being stolen from workers within the Waverley area. This is from a large number of vans being used by individuals either self employed or employed by a larger company. In some of these cases the amount and type of tools stolen meant the victim was unable to continue in his trade as the insurance did not cover the theft.
Always lock your van and use your security systems even when loading or unloading:
Fit the van with an audible alarm system and an immobiliser
Thefts are still continuing from vans overnight.
The majority of these thefts are from vans left in the street or on a driveway overnight with the tools left in them.
Remove tools from your van overnight
If this is not possible: