Four arrested after theft from van (Warmley)

Posted on Wednesday 21st April 2010 at 7:26 am by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire police arrested four young men in the early hours of Tuesday April 20 2010 after a reported theft from a van in Warmley.

Police were called just before 3am to Montrose Avenue, where youths had been disturbed in a garden. As officers searched the surrounding area, they found one man who had had a hammer drill stolen from his van and a second man who had been woken by someone trying to break into his van.

Police arrested four young men at an address later that morning in Bristol and recovered suspected stolen property including a hammer drill, a number of bicycles, mobile phones, a games console and a wallet.

Four young men aged between 16 and 22 remain in police custody today, Tuesday April 20 2010.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Rachael Hodges said: “This householder did exactly the right thing by reporting finding someone in their garden in suspicious circumstances.

“We know that thieves are currently targeting sheds, garages and vehicles to steal tools and bicycles. I’d ask people to make sure they mark this sort of property with their postcode and register it at www.immobilise.com. This deters thieves because it helps police identify items as being stolen.

“Also make sure your shed and garage is securely locked, and don’t leave tools or other valuables in your vehicle overnight.”

Source: Avon and Somerset Police

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