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Officers are appealing for information after tools, worth £1,000, were stolen from a van in Lower Penn.
Police were called to Springhill Lane, Lower Penn, on Monday (4 April) following reports of vehicle crime.
The theft took place sometime between 3.30pm and 4pm on Monday (4 April) where the offender (s) exited a black Nissan XTrail before gaining access to the rear of a white Mercedes Sprinter van parked on a driveway.
An orange concrete cutter and a Makita box containing two impact drills were stolen from the van.
The black Nissan XTrail was later spotted heading in the direction of Springhill Park.
PCSO Alexandra Rathbone, of the South Staffordshire Neighbourhood Policing Team, said: “These type of offences can have a profound impact on the livelihoods of the victims.
“Van owners should remain vigilant and consider their vehicle’s security to mitigate the chances of them falling victim to such offences.
“Where possible, lock your van in a secure garage or use a steering lock to deter any opportunists from targeting your vehicle. If possible, make sure your van is parked in direct view of CCTV cameras.
“I would also suggest using a lockable cabinet and small cameras can also be installed inside vans.”
For more crime prevention advice, visit: Preventing car and vehicle theft | Crime Prevention | Staffordshire Police
If you were in the area at the time of the offence and have any CCTV footage that could help the police with their inquiries, contact Staffordshire Police, on Facebook, Twitter, or call 101, quoting incident number 463 of 4 April.
Alternatively, contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.