Transit vans targeted for valuable tools, Barnstaple

Police are seeking witnesses after three transit vans were targeted for power tools in Barnstaple.

The vans were broken into in a car park situated near the rear service entrance to PC World in Station Road between 5pm on Friday 29 June and 6pm on Sunday 1 July.

Vehicle locks were cut and around £4,300 worth of various power tools were taken from the vehicles which all belong to the same owner.

The amber beacon light from the top of one of the van was also taken.

Police are investigating and urging anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area over the weekend to contact them.

Van owners are advised to remove all tools from their vehicles while unattended overnight and to park their vehicles under street lights/in brightly lit areas if possible.

Police are also encouraging owners to fit additional locks and to consider marking tools and equipment with distinctive marking.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police on [email protected] or by phone on 101, quoting crime reference CR/058435/18.

Source:: Devon and Cornwall Police News

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