People living and working in Towcester and surrounding villages are being warned to reduce their risk of vehicle crime after a spate of thefts in the past few months.
A number of thefts from vehicles in the Towcester area have been reported to Northamptonshire Police, in particular thefts from trucks and vans.
Inspector Andy Hall said: “We are currently experiencing increased levels of theft of tools from trucks and vans. These vehicles are being targeted because they belong to builders and other trades people and often contain tools which are easy to sell on.
“Owners should make sure their vehicle is locked when the leave it, even if it’s only for a few minutes, and I’d urge them not to leave tools or other valuables in it, especially overnight.
Anyone who sees anything suspicious can call police or 101 or, if a crime is in progress, call 999. If anyone is aware of someone trying to other to sell cut-price tools they are also advised to call police. If possible, people are asked to note descriptions of those involved and registration numbers.
For more vehicle crime prevention advice, visit www.northants.police.uk/crimeprevention.