A PETERSFIELD man has urged motorists to invest in a tracking device after losing much of his livelihood to vehicle thieves.

A white Ford Transit containing tools and personal items was stolen from the Borough Road area sometime between 6pm on Tuesday, November 27, and 6am the next morning.

Some of the contents were discarded on a rural lane near East Meon and have since been recovered.

But the van and tools have not been seen since, with its owner feeling “lost” without his vehicle.

He said: “All my life was in that van and I secured it the best I could – some of the contents were dumped and the farmer who found it thought it was fly-tipping.

“I’m so distraught about it as everything I owned or made was in that van.

"The thing is my mate said I should get an airtag, which costs something like £30, just a few days before.

“People should at least buy a steering lock. We ought to take vehicle crime more seriously.”

Witnesses or anyone who may have dashcam footage should call on 101 quoting 44230486147.