Avon and Somerset Police are hoping to trace the rightful owners of a number of tools, which were discovered after a van was stopped earlier this month on the A4 in Bath.
Officers seized them from a van on Wednesday 5th July after it was stopped on the A4 at Twerton Turnpike, Bath.
A man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and later released under investigation.
The stolen items include: a Hilti DD100D, DeWalt and Hitachi circular saws, Makita battery charger, cordless circular saw, drills and jigsaw and a Rothenberger RP50S pressure testing pump.
Anyone who can prove ownership of the items, or who has any other information which could identify the owners, is asked to get in touch online or by calling 101, quoting reference 5217152862.
Police say there has been a recent increase in thefts of tools from vans and urge trades people to permanently mark their property to make it identifiable and empty their vans overnight if possible.
They also recommend:
- Installing an anchored, secure storage cage or box inside the vehicle;
- Setting the alarm as well as locking the van;
- Parking it with the back doors against a wall or another vehicle to make access more difficult.
There’s more vehicle security information on the police website, www.avonandsomerset.police.uk.