Stolen Tools

Published: 22 July 2020

Due to a number of reports of tools stolen from vans, buildings, sites and outbuildings in the Selby district over the last couple of days. Selby Neighbourhood Policing Team are appealing to everyone to review security and storage of your tools to prevent further thefts. Please consider the following measures:

  • Use CCTV around the area the tools are stored
  • Alarm buildings and vans
  • Keep receipts, pictures and an inventory of your cargo and tools
  • Mark your tools so they are identifiable by engraving your postcode or house name/number, or paint them to make them unique and harder to sell on
  • use advanced locks on outbuildings, vans and storage boxes
  • use security storage boxes in vans and outbuildings 
  • If you do need to leave your tools in your van, try and park close to a wall and back up against a garage door or another vehicle
Please remain vigilant and report anything suspicious to North Yorkshire Police