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Spate of van break-ins in Pocklington

Humberside police

12:00am 19th December 2011

Police are investigating a spate of break-ins after a number of vans were broken into over the weekend in Pocklington.

Between 2100hrs on Friday 9th December and 1010hrs on Saturday 10 December six vans were broken into and valuable items stolen.

A Citroen Dispatch van was parked overnight on a driveway on Percy Road in Pocklington when an instrument was used to force the lock on the nearside loading door, entry gained and a Makita Cordless screwdriver, Makita Cordless Drill and a Mosch SDS drill taken.  

A white Peugeot van which was parked securely on a driveway on Southfield Road, Pocklington had the driver's side window smashed and the slide door forced open in order to make an untidy search of the glove compartment. Nothing was stolen.

A white Citroen Berlingo van was parked overnight on a driveway along The Oval in Pocklington.  The driver's side window was smashed and the rear doors of the van opened. All the valuables from within the vehicle had been removed by the owner, so nothing was inside the van to take.

A white Peugeot Expert van was parked securely on a driveway down McGarth Close, Pocklington. Overnight damage was caused to the driver side front door and passenger side window and frame, before the rear doors were opened and power tools including a Makita electric drill in a turquoise case and a Makita jigsaw in a turquoise case were stolen. Other power tools were left in situ.

A white Renault Kangoo van was parked securely on the driveway of a house along Wold Road in Pocklington. At some point overnight the offside window of the van was smashed, allowing entry inside the van and the removal of two Dewalt drills and a Dewalt jigsaw. Other power tools were left in situ.

A red Peugeot Partner van was parked securely on a driveway on Southfield Road in Pocklington. Overnight a tool was used to force the driver's side lock and entry was gained. A cordless Makita drill in a blue plastic case and a Makita drill with two batteries and a charger in a blue plastic case, and a Bosch drill in a small case were taken from within the van.

All the owners of the vans had their work affected due to the damage of their vans and the theft of their power tools.

All the victims would like their power tools back.

Detectives investigating the crimes are appealing for witnesses. Anyone who saw anything suspicious in the Pocklington area overnight on Friday 09 December should contact Humberside Police on the non emergency number 101, quoting crime reference number 1879302.

Local officers in Pocklington have increased their patrols in the area and will be actively seeking any people coming into the area, who are deemed to be acting suspiciously.

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