Tool theft prevention

Alert message sent 15/03/2022 14:23:00

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Local PCSO's have delivered a total of 125 leaflets and UV pens to residents in Lichfield so far and are still going! This afternoon a further 130 packs have been made up and 'weatherproof' ready to be delivered this evening.

If we can't locate a van to an owner to physically say hello and offer some advice and reassurance because the van isn't parked on the drive, then we will stick a pack under the wiper of the vehicle - hence the weather proof packs!

Alternatively, the pack will be posted through your letter box if you aren't in to answer the door when we knock.

Van owners should remain vigilant and consider their vehicle’s security to mitigate the chances of them falling victim to such offences.

Where possible, lock your van in a secure garage or use a steering lock to deter any opportunists from targeting your vehicle. If possible, make sure your van is parked in direct view of CCTV cameras.

You should attempt to remove tools from vans overnight. An alternative can be to mark them clearly with their name using paint pens and sealing that with a clear lacquer spray.

I would also suggest using a lockable cabinet and small cameras can also be installed inside vans.”
For more crime prevention advice, visit: Preventing car and vehicle theft | Crime Prevention | Staffordshire Police

We appreciate that loss of tools means loss of income.
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Deryn Small (Police, Police Community Support Officer (PCSO), Lichfield)
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