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|Phil Caswell (Police, CEC, Loughborough)|
Leicestershire Police is urging van drivers not to leave tools in their vehicles overnight after 26 attempted or successful thefts from vans have been reported over the past week.
Chief Superintendent Andy Lee, Commander of the Local Policing Directorate said; “We have received a number of reports from across the force area of theft or tools from vans.
“The majority of thefts have been taking place overnight on driveways of homes but we have also seen some occurrences in hotel car parks. I would encourage van owners to take precautions, both at home and when staying overnight in hotels, to reduce their chances of becoming a victim of this type of crime.
“These tools are essential for people to carry out their jobs, and without them their livelihood can be affected. We are urging people to follow the advice below to ensure they don’t fall victim to tool theft.”
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