POLICE have received another report of tools having been stolen from a vehicle.

Officers had already issued appeals over theft of tools worth tens of thousands of pounds over recent weeks.

Between March 25 and 26 a Vauxhall Vivaro van, which was parked on The Shires, St Helens had £25,000 worth of tools and machinery taken.

Meanwhile, in Newton-le-Willows there were two separate incidents on successive nights earlier this month.

Overnight between Tuesday, April 3 and Wednesday 4 on Market Street, Earlestown a parked Citroen Relay was forced into with a crowbar and thieves stole tools worth approximately £5,000 after a "messy search".

Meanwhile, the following night another vehicle was broken into and rummaged through on Park Road South, Newton with between £2,000 and £3,000 worth of tools stolen.

St Helens Police have today urged people to be vigilant after reports of theft of tools from a vehicle in Sutton Heath Road.

Officers said: "Please be vigilant and remove any valuables from your vehicle."

Anyone with information can contact Merseyside Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.