From Devon & Cornwall Police:
Police have been notified of 13 separate offences of thefts or attempted thefts from vehicles in the Launceston area between Tuesday 15 January and Wednesday 16 January.
The offences have mainly involved vans and power tools worth thousands of pounds were stolen.
Similar spikes have been recently seen in St Austell, Bodmin and other Devon areas. Police have made extensive enquiries and are working through a large amount of information in an effort to identify the suspects.
Officers are advising the public not to leave their tools and equipment for prolonged periods in their vans, especially overnight.
Police would like to hear from anyone who saw a 2005 Silver Nissan X-Trail or similar in the area on either Tuesday or Wednesday.
If anyone has any information, or has not previously reported a similar offence, please contact the police via firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 101 quoting reference CR/003910/19.
Further advice on keeping your vehicle safe from thieves can be found on the Devon & Cornwall Police website: https://www.devon-cornwall.police.uk/advice/your-business/tools-at-risk/