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Increase of tools being stolen from work vans

Good evening Hyde Godley,

We've seen a recent increase of tools being stolen from vehicles across Tameside.

Vans are often targeted by thieves for the tools stored inside. If you have to leave tools in a van overnight, it's a good idea to mark them clearly with your name / company name and address using paint pens and seal with a clear lacquer spray.
Alternatively, you can use a variety of other property marking systems. Items that are clearly marked are less desirable and more difficult to sell on.

Consider using a lockable cabinet within your van to store tools – a number of security rated products are available. Small cameras are also designed to record inside vehicles. Visit Secured by Design - Secured by Design for more details.

You can also take photographs of items of value, make a note of the serial numbers and consider registering them online at a property register site.


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Andy Mantell
(Greater Manchester Police, Police Community Support Officer, Tameside South Neighbourhood Team - Hyde Godley Ward)

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