Vans hit by raiders

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THIEVES have cleared out work vans of power tools worth hundreds of pounds in a series of break-ins.

Vans in Lancaster Hill, Peterlee, and nearby Gloucester Place, were targeted, with another hit in Easington Colliery.

Anyone with information about the thefts in the early hours of Thursday is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Officers are also advising people to remove valuables from vehicles.