POLICE have been trying to trace a vehicle that they believe may have been linked to a spate of crime that took place in Seaford.
In one day several different work vans were targeted and in one instance hundreds of pounds worth of tools were taken.
Police have already warned motorists to be vigilant after equipment was taken from work vans in Seaford and across other areas of Sussex.
On Thursday August 9 a Toyota van was broken into and a Festool router and a Festool saw costing £500 were swiped.
Police believe a screwdriver was used to pick a lock.
The offence took place around 11.50am.
Shortly afterwards a light blue coloured Vauxhall Vectra was spotted in Southdown Road in Seaford with three men inside.
Police were called after men were then seen at the back of the nearby golf clubhouse and challenged. In response they asked if there was any scrap metal they could take and left the scene after being told no.
A vehicle, fitting the same description, was also seen in Firle Road where two works van were also broken into. Windows were smashed in both instances but nothing was taken.
The crimes were reported to have happened sometime between 8.30am and 1.45pm and 1.30pm and 2.45pm.
Acting Seaford Sergeant Chris Wright said, “Despite extensive research throughout the town we’re disappointed not to have been able to trace this vehicle containing the three suspect males.
“We’re putting more signs up around the area to encourage people to secure their vehicles and not to leave anything valuable in vehicles where possible.”
Anyone with information should contact police on 101.