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Police issue advice after tool thefts from vehicles in Herne Bay and Whitstable

Contributed by editor on Feb 02, 2017 - 11:00 AM

Officers investigating thefts in Herne Bay and Whitstable are reminding residents not to leave tools in vehicles overnight.

 

 


Kent Police has received several reports of tools being taken from vehicles in the area.

Enquiries in the thefts are ongoing and officers are appealing for witnesses.


Reported thefts

Between 7.45pm on 25 January and 5.30am the following day, a window of a car parked in Tankerton Road, Whitstable, was broken and a number of tools including a Makita drill, a Makita saw, a Makita multi-tool and a Dewalt jigsaw were reportedly taken.

 

Any witnesses are asked to contact Kent Police on 01843 222289 and quote ZY/3275/17.


Between 8am and 9.47am on 26 January, in The Broadway, Herne Bay, the rear door of a van was damaged and a number of tools including a pipe bender and a drill were reportedly taken. Any witnesses are asked to contact Kent Police on the above number, but quote ZY/3359/17.


Between 4.30pm on 20 January and 7.45am on 24 January, in Vauxhall Avenue, Herne Bay, a van had its rear door damaged and tools including a Makita grinder, a Stihl grinder, a road breaker and a Paslode nailgun were reportedly taken. Witnesses can contact Kent Police on the above number, quoting ZY/3181/17.

Alternatively, witnesses to any of the three reported thefts above can contact Kent Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555111.


Remain vigilant

Sergeant Lee Thompson from Canterbury Community Safety Unit said: ‘The theft of tools can affect people’s livelihoods as there is an inconvenience as well as costs involved in getting them replaced.

‘Thieves will take any opportunity they can to steal, so don’t even give them the chance to window-shop for your belongings.

'Vehicles should be fully secured at all times, even if left for only a brief period.

‘We ask that any tools are removed from vehicles and securely stored overnight.

‘Residents should remain alert and report any suspicious activity they may see on 101 or 999 if a crime is in progress.’
 

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