Tools worth thousands are stolen in Lightwater

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Tools worth thousands of pounds have been stolen in a series of thefts from parked vehicles in Surrey.

In the latest incident, on Wednesday, tools worth £850 were taken when thieves forced open a door of a van in the Macdonald Road area of Lightwater.

They included two drills, a jig saw, a tile cutter and a plane.

It followed a theft in Ambleside Road on Friday when drills worth £400 were taken and one in Guildford Road on 5 August, when £1,800 of tools went.

Security measures

Surrey Police have asked anyone being offered tools cheaply to come forward.

"Our advice is to not keep tools in vehicles," said Pc Debbie Reece.

"But we appreciate that this is not always possible, especially during daylights hours when the van may still be in use, and would urge owners to put security measures in place.

"Any vehicle that is used to store valuable tools should be fitted with an alarm and ideally also an internal security cage to prevent anyone forcing their way in."

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