12 Jun 2019

Dyfed-Powys Police has issued a warning to people in trades to increase their security, following thefts from two vans in the Penparcau area of Aberystwyth, one in the Pencader area, one in the Llandysul area and one in the Llansawel area.
The offences in Penparcau happened some time over night on Sunday June 9th and Monday June 10th 2019 and the offences in Pencader, Llandysul and Llansawel areas happened sometime overnight on Monday 10th June and Tuesday 11th June 2019.
Various work, power and electrical tools were stolen from the parked vans.

It has prompted the police to appeal for witnesses and to advise van owners to increase their vehicle security.

Inspector Delme Rees said: “I urge van owners, and particularly vans with power tools in, to be vigilant and report anything suspicious to police immediately. ncrease security measures to keep property safe and also if anyone is offered tools in suspicious circumstances, please do not buy them and let police know immediately via 101. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

Top tips for van and power tools safety:

• Always lock doors and shut windows, physically check that van doors are locked
• Do not leave any items on display
• Park in a garage or secure area where possible
• Park with the doors against a wall
• If you park on your driveway consider installing motion-activated CCTV
• Be vigilant when unloading
• Remove the tools from the van if possible
• Mark all tools with a forensic property marking solution
• Set an alarm or immobiliser
• Consider upgrading locks
• Consider installing secure storage containers or lockers in the van to store tools in
• Register tools for free at www.immobilise.com.