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Van break ins

Man injured while chasing stolen van

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September 26, 2014
Man injured while chasing stolen van

A Winchester man has been injured after he gave chase to a thief who had stolen his van in Fair Oak. The man had been working with a colleague at an address on Sandy Lane with his Ford Transit flatbed van parked in the road outside. The man aged in his 50s, heard his...
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Police issue Mercedes Van warning

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June 27, 2013
Police issue Mercedes Van warning

Police are warning owners and drivers of Mercedes Benz Sprinter vans to park them in locked garages, if possible. The warning comes after a spate of catalytic converter thefts from the vehicles overnight.  The converters for the vans can be stolen without the need for cutting them from the vehicles. Overnight Monday to Tuesday,...
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Tradesmen warned on Van break-ins

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February 1, 2013
Tradesmen warned on Van break-ins

Police have issued a warning to local tradesmen to be vigilant after a string of van break ins through the region resulting in the loss of thousands of pounds worth of tools. More than £20,000 worth of tools were taken in 17 incidents between December 30 and January 26 – three of those in...
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White van men in theft warning

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November 18, 2011
White van men in theft warning

White van men in Eastleigh have been advised to secure their vehicles after three white vans were reported stolen in a week, from the Eastleigh and Winchester areas. Between 6pm on November 9 and 7.20am on November 10, a white Mercedes Sprinter van was stolen from an address in Wilmer Road, Eastleigh. The van...
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Tools stolen in van break-in

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May 13, 2011

A works van was broken into in Doncaster Road, Eastleigh sometime between 5pm on Wednesday, May 11 and 8am on Thursday, May 12.  :   A white Fiat Ducato van had the lock damaged and was broken into and a number of electrical tools, worth around £1000 in total, were taken from inside the...
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Even more van break ins

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September 30, 2010
Even more van break ins

More power tools worth hundreds of pounds have been taken in anther spate of overnight van – break ins in Eastleigh. This time three vehicles  in  two days were hit in central Eastleigh . Thieves struck in Newtown  stealing equipment from vehicles parked in Archers Road and The Crescent a van in Goldsmith Road was...
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Yet more power tool thefts

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June 29, 2010
Yet more power tool thefts

Once again thieves have targetted tradesmen in the area and made off with a haul of expensive power tools. Police in Hedge End are appealing for information after burglars made off with more than £4,000 worth of Makita, Dewalt, Bosch cordless power tools and Stanley hand-tools, plus other electric powered tools. Burglars struck at...
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More Van break-ins

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June 16, 2010
More Van break-ins

Police are appealing for witnesses after nearly £15,000 worth of power tools were stolen from three vans in Eastleigh. The thefts took place overnight between Monday June 14 and Tuesday June 15 in the Nightingale Avenue area. Two of the vans were parked in Sandmartin Close and the third was parked in Woodpecker Way....
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Chandlers Ford power tool alert

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June 2, 2010
Chandlers Ford power tool alert

Police are appealing for information following the theft of some unusual tools from a van in Chandler’s Ford. The incident occurred between 11pm on Wednesday May 26 and 6.30am on Thursday May 27 while the van was parked in Hursley Road. About £15,000 worth of specialist Dewalt and Festool carpentry tools were stolen during...
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Bishy van break ins

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January 18, 2010
Bishy van break ins

Police warned tradesmen in Bishopstoke not to leave their tools in their van over night following a series of van break-ins resulting in the loss of valuable tools. Tools have been stolen from six parked vans since the start of the month. Crime Prevention Officer for Eastleigh, Barbara Clayton, said: “If possible van owners...
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