Van Thefts – Aylesbury Vale

Thefts from vans overnight – Aylesbury Vale

 Thefts from vans have been reported between Monday (30/07) and today (31/07).

Three were reported overnight in Steeple Claydon – Vicarage Lane, Victory Road and Vicarage Road. Two were Ford Transits and the third a Peugeot and power tools were stolen. Reference, 43180233497, 43180233537 and 43180233563

A Ford Transit was also broken into on Lammas Road, Cheddington at 1:30am this morning. The owner heard banging outside and on investigation saw men run from his van and into a waiting vehicle that was out of his sight. Reference 43180233415

If you’ve got any information about any of these crimes please call the 24 hour non-emergency number 101, or visit Thames Valley Police and use the ‘Tell us About’ option.

If you don’t want to speak to the police or give your details you can call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If you own a van please consider the following advice, which could reduce the chances of your tools being stolen:-

 Remove any tools that are easy to take out, especially those of higher value

  • Fit a secure locking box inside your vehicle, to hold any tools that can’t be removed. Make sure this is bolted down and can’t be easily removed.
  • Think about where you are parking your vehicle – try to park it ‘defensively’, blocking access to the rear and side doors if possible. Alternatively try and park in a well-lit and busy area.
  • Make sure you know the serial numbers of your valuable tools and mark them, so that they are identifiable as yours. This means if they are stolen and subsequently recovered, they can be linked back to you. You can also buy forensic property marking kits from companies like SelectaDNA or Smart Water.
  • Consider registering your tools on the free national property register Immobilise
  • Be vigilant and report anyone acting suspiciously around parked vehicles. Call at the time that you see them – try to get a description and details of any vehicle they might be using.
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