Police have issued a warning to workmen after tools were stolen from a van parked overnight in Penryn.

They are appealing for witnesses after power tools and tool boxes were stolen from the van parked on Brown's Hill sometime between 11pm on Sunday, November 12 and 6am on Monday, November 13.

They are asking if anyone has CCTV of the area or have been offered cheap tools for sale to contact them immediately.

In the appeal issued today, the police warn drivers to be wary of leaving their tools in the van overnight and if possible to mark them.

"We are appealing for witnesses and anyone with information in connection with a report of theft of tools from a van which was parked in the Browns Hill area of Penryn," says the appeal.

"Power tools and tool boxes were stolen.

"This took place sometime between 11pm on Sunday 12 November and 6am on Monday 13 November.

"We ask for van owners to be wary of this, please consider security and remove tools if possible and mark them.

"If you have any CCTV in the area mentioned, or have any information or offered any tools please phone 101 or make contact via the Devon & Cornwall Police website quoting 50230298902."