This week when you go out on a plumbing or construction job, make sure to take security measures when securing your car and work tools.
Victorian newspaper, Wyndham Weekly, reported on February 7 that tools are being stolen from building sites and vehicles around the area on a "daily basis".
Senior Constable Craig McDonald urged tradies to ensure that they keep their tools locked up and have their name and licence number engraved on them.
Thieves are believed to be targeting utes and vans parked in residential streets at night, with the paper reporting that hammers and expensive power tools are among the items taken.
Make sure to take the regular measures of covering up exposed tools in the car or hiding them out of sight, also remembering to set your car alarm when leaving.
Electric tools such as saws, electric breakers and hammer drills can be very expensive so you may want to consider hiring this equipment for your jobs.
You can visit your local Kennards Hire Centre to find the tools you need - be it generators, trash pumps or even traffic signs!