Home   Malling   News   Article

Power tools and wallet stolen from van

Police are reminding van owners to lock their vehicles and remove valuables following a late night break-in. 

At around 11pm on Sunday, two men and a woman were reported to have forced open the side door of a van where they stole power tools and a wallet in Little Market Row, Leybourne. 

Sergeant Andy Gallon said: "The theft of tools from work vans has a significant impact on people’s ability to work until they are able to replace their stolen equipment.

"I would urge van owners to take steps to prevent becoming a victim."

Stock picture.

Stock picture.

Precautions that can be taken to help prevent thefts from vans including removing all tools and equipment from your vehicle when it’s unattended and parking in a well-lit secure location in a locked garage or on a driveway if possible.

Consider investing in additional locks that you can fit to your van. CCTV and sensors which alert you when someone walks near your vehicle or enters the driveway are also useful.

Have valuables "security marked" so it makes them harder to sell on if they are stolen. Report anyone acting suspiciously to police.

Anyone who saw the men or who has information that may help is asked to contact Kent Police on 01622 604100 quoting reference 06-1519.

Alternatively contact Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.

 

Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More