POLICE have issued security advice after reports of attempted van break-ins in Wrexham.

North Wales Police said the reports were made overnight in the Ruabon area. 

PCSO Steve Bellis said: "Vans are often targeted by thieves for the tools stored inside. If you have to leave tools in a van overnight, it's a good idea to mark them clearly with your name / company name and address using paint pens and seal with a clear lacquer spray.

"Alternatively, you can use a variety of other property marking systems. Items that are clearly marked are less desirable and more difficult to sell on."


He added: "Consider using a lockable cabinet within your van to store tools – a number of security rated products are available. Small cameras are also designed to record inside vehicles. Visit Secured by Design for more details.

"You can also take photographs of items of value, make a note of the serial numbers and consider registering them online at a property register site.

"Please be aware of the above and try and secure your vehicles as best you can."