SEVEN vans have been broken into overnight in a string of thefts.

Between last night and this morning, seven vans were broken into and had tools stolen in Carterton.

The offences took place at the Shilton Park estate and near to Stanmore Crescent.

Thames Valley Police said CCTV shows two males breaking into and checking parked vans.

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The force advised van owners to alarm their vehicles, park on the driveway if possible, use CCTV and lighting to deter offenders, and to post code tools and equipment.

It was also advised that expensive items be removed from vans.

Anyone with information or CCTV should contact 101, quoting crime reference number 43200391513.