Are Thieves Using A Special Key To Break Into Vans And Steal Tools?
Please keep a look out as Thieves have struck in Stapleford over night and stole Tools from Vans in the area.
Two makita Radios, one Stihl Saw, three Impact Drivers, one Drill and one Circular Saw were stolen from a Ford Van over night and the Doors were locked when the owner went to the Vehicle and realised the Tools had been stolen, this is why it is thought that thieves are using a Special Key which is widely available to purchase online.
Councillor Richard MacRae has mentioned the use of such a Special Key at various meetings he attends and made the Police fully aware of such a device and has been made aware of several other such occasions when Vans have apparently been broken into but the Doors are still locked.
A second Van wasalso broken into overnight as Thieves completely removed the Door Lock to gain entry, this time Stihl Chainsaw and a Petrol Blower were stolen.
If anyone is offered such items please call 101 and report it to the Police asap.
Of course keeping your Van empty is always the best bet but unfortunately this is not always possible.