Suffolk police produce stickers to deter thieves from breaking into vans

The sticker Suffolk police has produced to deter thieves from breaking into vans and obtaining power

The sticker Suffolk police has produced to deter thieves from breaking into vans and obtaining power tools. Picture: SUFFOLK CONSTABULARY - Credit: Archant

Police in Suffolk have introduced stickers which motorists can put on their vans warning thieves that the van is empty of tools.

Suffolk Constabulary has been called to a spate of break-ins of vans across the county, with thieves attempting to steal power tools at night.

Stickers have been made which say “all tools are removed from this vehicle overnight” in a bid to deter break-ins. Stickers can be obtained from the local safer neighbourhood team offices.

A Suffolk police spokeswoman said: “We’ve seen a number of vans being broken into recently and although we are working hard to tackle this issue, there are a number of steps motorists can take. One of the best things motorists can do to protect themselves is to remove their tools, equipment and other valuables each night. These tools are essential for the people who carry out their jobs each day and without them their livelihood can be affected.”

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