Derbyshire Police are reminding van owners and tradespeople about vehicle security after tools have been stolen from two vans.
This warning comes in the wake of incidents of tools and a sat-nav system being stolen from vans in Shirland and Grassmoor areas over recent weeks.
Police are urging people with vans to make sure they consider security measures and are advising people to remove any items from vehicles overnight, to make sure that they are secure, with the doors locked and windows closed, and to consider marking valuables with specialist property marking kits.
BusinessWatch recommends the vans are parked in a secure garage, wherever possible, or in a well lit area with the vans rear or side doors close to a garage, wall or fence.
Also onsider having an alarm or immobiliser fitted if your van does not have one and, if you have an immobiliser or alarm, make sure it is set.
The Police are appealing for anyone with information about these incidents to contact them by calling 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police, or to contact Crimestoppers.
If you would like any further information about securing your vehicles or property, please contact BusinessWatch on 0845 1085409 or email email@example.com