More Van break-ins

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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.

PC Jean Englefield said: “I would like to hear from anyone who saw anything suspicious in the area of Nightingale Avenue at the time of these offences or from anyone who has been offered power tools for sale.

“I would also like to take this opportunity to remind van owners that they should remove their tools from their vans every night and lock them away.

“Although it can be inconvenient to empty your van at the end of the day, but it is much more inconvenient to have to replace the stolen items or lose work because you no longer have the correct tools.

“It is also advisable to fit your vehicle with a good quality alarm and to park it in a well lit place.

“Post coding your power tools and equipment can also act as a deterrent and helps the police to reunite the tools with their rightful owner if they are recovered.”


Earlier this month £15,000 worth of Dewalt and festool power tools were stolen from a van parked in Hursley Road

Anyone with information about this latest incident is asked to contact PC Jean Englefield at Eastleigh police station on 101. Alternatively you can call the Crimestoppers charity anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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