'Remain vigilant': Police message to Chichester van owners

Police have issued advice to van owners in the Chichester district on how to keep their tools and vehicles safe.

Monday, 1st April 2019, 2:59 pm
Updated Monday, 1st April 2019, 3:06 pm
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Tractor used to steal £10k worth of toolsThousands of pounds of jewellery stolen from Chichester storeConcerns raised for 'vulnerable' Selsey swansThe message read: "We have received reports of van breaks in both #Selsey and #Birdham over the weekend. We would ask you to remain vigilant and report anything suspicious. To help keep your vans and tools safe;

" • Remove tools from your van when left over night

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• If removal of tools is not possible, fit a tool safe and ensure it is fully secured with good quality locks

• Consider parking your van close to a hedge or wall in order to restrict access for anyone trying to get inside

• Engrave or mark tools and their boxes

• Fit additional locks external locks to van doors."