Van Break-in: Longton

Report of a van break-in received at 8am this morning (4 September) at an address in Drubbery Lane.

Incident believed to have occurred between 10pm 3 September and 8am 4 September.

Offender/s forced entry to secure vehicle and stole tools, including Bosch Compact Driver and a hammer drill.

Inspector Phillip Eaton, Deputy Commander for Stoke-on-Trent South Local Policing Team (LPT), said: “Drivers can take a few simple measures to reduce their chances of becoming a victim of this sort of crime.

“Many criminals often just take advantage if an opportunity appears – if they go past a car and see a mobile phone on the seat or a satnav in its cradle, they’ll break in and take them. If the vehicle looks empty, they are far more likely to leave it alone. By keeping things out of sight, your vehicle may present less of an open invitation to them.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Staffordshire Police on 101 quoting incident number 102 of September 4.