Offenders broke into Quarry Farm in Balderton and stole tools from the workshop
Nottinghamshire Police is appealing for information after tools were stolen following a break-in at a workshop in Balderton.
Entry was forced into the premises at Quarry Farm on Bowbridge Lane at 9.05pm on Friday, November 15.
The site owner then disturbed the intruders, who drove into his car on their way out of the site in a black Kia Sorrento.
The vehicle was recovered two days later after it was found abandoned in Hatchetts Lane, Newark.
Police also received a report of a person fleeing after being disturbed climbing over a security fence at a building site in London Road, New Balderton, at 10pm on November 20, although it was not believed anything was taken.
Inspector Heather Sutton, Neighbourhood Policing Inspector for Newark, said: "The incidents are part of a recent trend of power tools being stolen across Newark and Sherwood area, including from work vans.
"I have made autocrime the priority for the area and we have undertaken, and are planning a number of proactive initiatives to address the issue but we would also urge people to be vigilant and make sure they keep their tools, vans and sites secured as much as possible and report any suspicious activity."
Anyone with information about either of the incidents is urged to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111, quoting incident number 903 of 15 November 2019 or 889 of 20 November 2019.
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