Police are warning van owners to remain vigilant following an increase in break-ins.

Five vans in Cirencester were targeted in one night by thieves, with a number of tools stolen.

Between 7.45pm on April 11 and 7.30am on April 12, five vans were damaged or broken into.

Thieves smashed the side window of a van parked on a driveway in Partridge Way, before stealing tools from inside.

A garage had also been entered.

A number of electric drills, tools and equipment were stolen from a van parked in Peckham Walk.

Tools were also stolen from a van parked on a driveway in Bowly Road, Cirencester.

Two more vans, one parked in Fosse Close and the other in Middle Mead, Mulberry Court had their front quarter lights smashed.

A Gloucestershire Police spokesperson said: "Police are aware of the increase in these types of thefts and recommend owners of valuable tools and plant to consider installing CCTV to deter these high value thefts.

"If anyone has any information or you notice anything suspicious please call police on the emergency number 999 or if non-emergency 101."