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Thieves have stolen tools from vehicles in Colwick and Gedling, prompting a warning to tradesmen from Nottinghamshire Police.

Nottinghamshire Police is warning van owners to be vigilant after a number of thefts of tools from vehicles in the Gedling borough.

Officers are currently investigating a report of work equipment being stolen from a van on Colwick Manor Farm, Colwick, at around 9pm yesterday (Wednesday, January 15).

Police are also looking into three other reports of tools being stolen from vans. 

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Two of these thefts are believed to have happened overnight yesterday (January 15) at addresses on Vale Road, Colwick, and Hotspur Drive in Colwick. 

The other theft happened on Grange Crescent, Gedling, between 6pm on January 9, 2020 and 7.50am on January 10, 2020.

Police have issued a warning

Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Chris Pearson said: “Following these reports we’ve increased patrols in the areas during the evenings and overnight while our investigations continue.

“We would also urge people to be vigilant and make sure they keep their tools, vans and sites secured as much as possible and report any suspicious activity to us by calling 101.

“Please ensure you lock your vehicles at night and don’t leave any valuables or personal possessions on display.”

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Anyone with information about any of the incidents as mentioned is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting the following respective incident numbers:

Colwick Manor Farm, Colwick – incident 825 of 15 January 2020

Vale Road, Colwick – incident 96 of 16 January 2020

Hotspur Drive, Colwick – incident 146 of 16 January 2020

Grange Crescent, Gedling – incident 669 of 10 January 2020

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