Warning As Vans Targeted By Thieves Across The County
We have issued a warning and appeal for information following 26 instances where tools have been stolen from vans across Cambridgeshire.
The incidents have all taken place within the last two weeks since 21 February, mostly in Peterborough but spanning the whole county – March, Whittlesey, Somersham, Needingworth, St Ives, Buckden, Warboys, Grafham, Ely, Trumpington, Cambridge, Cottenham, Histon and Grantchester.
We understand the impact these thefts have on people’s livelihoods when tools they need to do their job are stolen, which is why we are working hard to identify those responsible.
Where possible, it is advised tools are not left in vehicles which are unoccupied or consider using a lockable cabinet within your van to store tools.
We’re asking our communities to report any suspicious activity to us, including any CCTV footage which captures potential offenders.
Advice on how to best protect your vehicle from thieves can be found on our website here, including specific advice around tool theft from vans.
Those without internet access should call 101. Always dial 999 if a crime is in action.