THIEVES are raiding vans parked in Branksome, police have warned.

A series of thefts from work vehicles have been reported in less than a week.

In the first incident, which took place between 10pm and 11pm on Thursday, November 14 in Wolseley Road, a circular saw, jig saw, batteries, radio, a drill, an impact driver and a laser level were taken.

The second incident happened in the early hours of Sunday morning in Wharfdale Road.

The sliding door of a van was forced open. This set off the hazard lights. It is not yet known if anything was taken.

Finally, on Sunday night, drills were stolen from a works van parked in Sunnyhill Road.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101.