Police warning after spate of thefts from vans in South Devon


Police in Brixham have warned the public to be vigilant after a spate of thefts from vans in the area.

Police have advised not to store tools on board due to the number of thefts in Paignton, Brixham and Newton Abbot this week.

Police say Ford transit vans in particular have been targeted. Thousands of pounds worth of tools have been stolen.

Police believe that a vehicle linked to these crimes is a silver estate vehicle, possibly an Audi or Ford Mondeo.


Posting on Facebook, a spokesperson for Brixham police said:

“There has again been a spate of thefts from vans around the force area including South Devon, one of those said thefts being in Brixham. The vans have been targeted due to the potential high value tools being inside.

“Please remain vigilant, do not store your tools etc on board when unattended for any length of time and please report any concerns to us as soon as practicable,”

Anyone with information, or CCTV in the areas mentioned, is asked to contact police via 101@dc.police.uk, or by telephone on 101.

Thieves have also targeted a construction site with reports of copper and lead flashing stolen. More here:

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