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Police investigate series of thefts from vans in Bishop's Stortford

Tools worth almost £2,000 were stolen from three tradespeople's vans in one afternoon in the St Michael's Hurst area of Bishop's Stortford.

Two of the vehicles were parked at the housing development site, off Farnham Road, last Tuesday (Feb 16) between 11am and 3pm and the third in Foxdells Lane, off Rye Street.

In all three incidents, the thief drilled holes in the vans' doors to break in.

A £200 DeWalt drill was taken from a Ford Transit, a £600 DeWalt circular saw and £500 nail gun were stolen from a Nissan NV200 and a £200 DeWalt drill and £400 cable detection tool were snatched from a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, which suffered £500 damage.

A van in St Michael’s Mead was targeted on Thursday February 11. The victim left his Volkswagen Transporter in Turner’s Crescent between 8pm and 10.20pm. A thief drilled a hole in the passenger door and took two drills, welding equipment, an angle grinder and a leaf blower worth a total of £950.

Bishop's Stortford police are investigating this crime trend. To report a theft, call 101 or visit www.herts.police.uk/report.

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