UPDATE FRIDAY 9.45AM: Police issue full list of power tool thefts from motor vehicles in Bourne area
Police have given more details about a spate of thefts from motor vehicles in the Bourne area.
At least eight incidents have been reported since the start of April, including thefts in Morton, Kirkby Underwood and Billingborough, as well as Bourne itself.
The most recent case saw a person or gang that tried to break into a Mercedes Panel Van in Millfield Road, Morton, by drilling a hole in the lock of the sliding doors (Incident 116 of April 10).
It happened sometime between 9pm on Tuesday and the early hours of the following morning.
Here are some other incidents:-
- Tools were stolen from a Ford Transit van after its lock was drilled through while parked in The Crescent, Morton, overnight on Monday (Incident 354 of April 9);
- Power tools were stolen from a Vauxhall Vivaro van parked in Coggles Causeway, Bourne, after the back door lock was drilled through, also overnight on Monday (Incident 63 of April 9);
- A Ford Transit van parked in High Street, Morton, was broken into and power tools stolen between 11pm on Monday and 5:30am on Tuesday (Incident 60 of April 9);
- A Ford Transit van parked in Millfield Road, Morton, had its lock smashed before power tools were taken from inside it between 11.30pm on Monday and 6am on Tuesday;
- Number plates were stolen from vehicles parked outside Billingborough Village Hall (Incident 379 of April 8) and Sempringham Fen, near Billingborough, (Incident 302 of April 4);
- A silver Ford Mondeo 2002 number plate was stolen from a property in Callans Lane, Kirkby Underwood, near Bourne, between 6.45pm on Tuesday, April 2, and 9am the following day;
- A blue Mercedes 2018 number plate was stolen in Cherry Holt Road, Bourne, overnight on Monday, April 1.
Anyone with information should call Bourne Police Station on 101, quoting the relevant incident number.
TUESDAY 3.48PM Police in Bourne give out warning over spate of power tool thefts from vehicles
Drivers in Bourne are being told to keep their vehicles locked after a spate of power tool thefts in the area.
Police are concerned about a rise in thefts from motor vehicles where tools have been taken, including recent incidents in Coggles Causeway, off South Road, Bourne, and Millfield Road, off the A15 Folkingham Road, Morton.
Inspector Ian Martin, community policing inspector for Stamford, Bourne and The Deepings, said: "This is a specific type of theft where power tools are targeted and so I would encourage all people who use power tools to remove them from their vehicles overnight to prevent people taking them.
"Some of the tools that were stolen have been recovered and reunited with their owners.
"However, it is important to photograph your tools and take note of their serial numbers so that this process is possible."
Anyone with information should call Bourne Police Station on 101.