THIEVES brandished a 'crowbar' at a driver after they were disturbed while stealing goods from the owners van.

Police put out an appeal for information after tools were stolen from two vans in Sandhurst.

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On Monday, November 25 three thieves were disturbed as they were removing tools from a Transit Van that had been parked outside the owners home in Yeovil Road.

When the thieves were challenged, one suspect threatened the van owner with what police believe to be a crowbar.

All the would-be thieves then sped off in a silver-coloured Volkswagen Golf.

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On the same night, another van parked in Range View was broken into with the suspects forcing the sliding door open.

Police have not said that these crimes are linked in any way. 

A police spokesman said: "If you have any knowledge, information or CCTV recordings of either of these incidents please contact the Thames Valley Police 24 hour contact centre on 101, quoting ref: 43190368786.

"Or alternatively you can remain anonymous by passing information via Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111."