A video shared on Twitter shows a van being broken into using just a screwdriver and an adjustable spanner.
With just a few cheap tools, thieves can break into vans and make off with the much more valuable ones inside.
According to reports, Ford recalled the van soon after the video surfaced, but tradespeople claim to have had similar experiences with other makes and models, such as the VW Transporter.
The video was shared by @vansattack, who aim to raise awareness about the tool theft epidemic in the UK.
They’re currently supporting a petition that calls for tougher sentences for tool thieves. Those who've signed it claim the police have been ineffective in responding to reports of tool theft, and that having to pay for serious security measures places an unfair financial burden on tradespeople.
While tool theft remains such a problem in the UK, here are some steps you can take to help keep your tools – and your livelihood – safe:
Have you had your van broken into? Let us know what happened in the comments.
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