Police are appealing for information after £5,000 of building tools were stolen from a van in Poulton.
The incident happened at around 3am on Wednesday, July 17, when two men broke into a Vauxhall Movano on Victoria Road.
They stole a number of tools including a table saw, a chop saw and a Makita cordless drill before getting into a small white van and driving on to Station Road.
PC Andy Ward said: “We want to be able to return these tools to the owner, not least because his livelihood has been hugely affected. Some of the items aren’t made anymore and therefore can’t be replaced.
“If anybody has been offered any tools for sale in the area in the past month or so in seemingly suspicious circumstances then please come forward.”