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Vans broken into in Andover
12:53pm Wednesday 20th February 2013 in News
MOTORISTS in Andover are being reminded to keep their vehicles secure following a spate of thefts from vans in the town.
Since the beginning of February, there have been four thefts from vehicles parked in different areas across Andover.
Overnight between 18 February and 19 February, a van was parked in Azalea Court when its rear doors were forced open and £4,000 worth of power tools were stolen.
The night before - between 17 February and 18 February - offender/s unsuccessfully tried to break into a van parked in New Road, Middle Wallop.
A van in Old Winton Road overnight between 4 February and 5 February was broken into and power tools valued at £2,715 were stolen.
And, on the same night, entry was forced into a van parked in Bentall Place and power tools valued at about £3,000 were taken.
Inspector Paul Markham said: “I am appealing for anyone with any information about these incidents to come forward.
“Do you know anything about these thefts? Have you recently been offered any power tools for sale?
“When parking at home, if possible, use a garage. If this is not an option always try and park in a well-lit area.
“Make sure you don’t leave any valuables in your car or anything on display that might attract an opportunist thief.
“Fit an alarm or immobiliser to your vehicle and if you have a van, ensure the alarm system protects the cabin and load areas.”
If you see anyone behaving suspiciously or looking into vehicles, contact police on 101 or 999 if a crime is in progress.
Anyone with information should contact the Andover police station on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.