TOOLS were stolen as three vans were broken into in the space of a few hours in Andover last night (Monday).

The incidents took place in Trajan Walk, Winchester Road and Hadrian Road sometime between 5pm and 11pm.

In all three cases, thieves broke into a parked van before stealing tools from inside.

Police says they are currently looking into whether these events are linked.

A statement from Hampshire Constabulary read: "Please ensure vehicles are left secure and tools removed from vans overnight if possible.

"Report any suspicious activity through 101."