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Tool Theft from Vehicles

Trades Men and Woman of Tameside, we've seen a recent increase of tools being stolen from vehicles across the division🛠️ 🧰 


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 https://orlo.uk/8tQpc 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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(Greater Manchester Police , Police Community Support Officer , Tameside South Neighbourhood Team - Hattersley & Longdendale Ward)

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