Van drivers warned after break-in at Selston

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VAN owners are being urged to keep their belongings safe after a spate of break-ins, including one in Selston.

Police have seen an increase in this type of crime and are asking motorists to take extra measures to ensure their vehicles are as secure as possible.

One of the most recent incidents took place in Selston.

Work vehicles are being targeted and items stolen include tools.

Between 5.30pm on Wednesday 3rd April and 6.50am on Thursday 4th April a jigsaw, drill and other tools were taken from a white Vauxhall van, parked outside Selston Working Mens Club, in Recreation Street.

Boguslawa Motylska, pre crime manager at Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We want to drive incidents down and give absolutely no chances for opportunistic thieves to steal items from motorists.

“A car is never going to be as secure as a building. Always ensure all valuable items such as tools and sat navs are removed from the van overnight.

“There is a significant cost for victims of this type of crime. They don’t just have to replace stolen items, but the impact of insurance claims can also be considerable. They often have to repair a smashed window and sometimes have to do without their cars for days while repair work is carried out.”

To report suspicious activity or if anyone has any information about an incident, contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.