Thieves target string of vans in village break-ins

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Thieves escaped with a number of power tools when they broke into a string of parked vans in Warnham on Friday night.

Police say the tools were stolen from a Ford Transit Connect van in Lucas Road sometime between 6.30pm and 9.50pm. Meanwhile, a Peugeot Partner van - also parked in Lucas Road - was broken into at about 9.45pm but nothing was stolen.

Another Ford Transit van parked in nearby Tilletts Lane was also broken into overnight but nothing was taken.

A police spokesman said: “Anyone who has information is asked to contact police online or ring 101 quoting serial 1316 of 23/03.”