Overnight crime spree as tools and bikes stolen

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Three vans have been broken into in Whitby in just one night with high value motorbikes and tools being among the loot.

They took place between Sunday and Monday and local police are now warning people not to leave valuable items in vehicles while they investigate the crime spree.

A van was broken into on Oak Road in Whitby and tools, including a Megger multi-function tester, a 28-volt Milwaukee drill and impact driver, a 28-volt Milwaukee masonry drill, a Milwaukee radio and an 18-volt Hilti drill, were stolen.

Offenders also broke into a van on White Bridge Road and stole a KTM 350 SFX motocross bike in orange, a Fox motocross bike kit-bag containing assorted Fox, Oakley and Madison items including a Fox helmet and Fox racing kits, a Paslode First Fix Nail gun and an orange Stihl saw.

Then a third van was broken into on St Peter’s Road where thieves stole two Paslode Nail guns, a Milwaukee twin-battery operated drill, an electric hammer drill, a Senco pin gun and a Hitachi rip saw.

PC Nicola Knowles said: “I am appealing to all tradesmen and dealers who come across any used property matching the items listed, to be vigilant and carry out appropriate checks to ensure it is not stolen.

“I also urge everyone to check the security of their vehicles and make sure any valuable items are removed from them overnight.

“Anything from mobile phones, satnavs to the valuable tools of your trade should be removed. Make life difficult for thieves and don’t leave temptation in their way.”

Ring 101 or email Nicola.knowles@northyorkshire.pnn.police.uk or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.