Irchester tradesman issues warning after van broken into by thieves with alarm-disabling software

Alan Bolton has urged other tradesman to keep their tools secure after his van was broken into.

Alan Bolton has urged other tradesman to keep their tools secure after his van was broken into.

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An Irchester tradesman has warned people to be aware of crooks using alarm-disabling software after his van was broken into.

Alan Bolton’s silver transit van in Woodland Road was targeted some time between 6pm last night (Monday) and 7.30am this morning.

And he has told others to make sure their tools are secure after what he described as a spate of break-ins in the area recently.

He said: “We need to make sure the scumbags who keep going round doing this are caught.

“They have got software which disables the alarms on vans and they know what they are doing.

“One of my friends was targeted a while ago and lost £3,000 worth of kit.

“Luckily nothing was stolen from me as all of my tools are secure, but they knew what they were looking for and caused some damage.

“It’s made me really angry and the offenders have left DNA behind but the police have said they don’t have the resources to come and look at it.

“Police need to text anyone with a transit van to warn them because this is our livelihoods at risk.”

A police spokesman said: “We received reports of a van being broken into in Woodland Road some time between 6pm and 7.30am.

“Our investigations into the incident are continuing.”