Ford skeleton key used in 'sickening' van break-in as vital tools stolen

A Hull man has spoken out after having tools he needed for work stolenfrom his van.

CCTV footage, some of which is shown above, is said to capture the moment the items were stolen.

They belonged to Jackson Ounsworth, 25, of Ellesmere Avenue, east Hull.

The incident is said to have taken place at around 8.50pm on and was captured on CCTV by Mr Ounsworth's neighbour.

After watching the CCTV in full, Mr Ounsworth believes the individuals got into his vehicle using a "universal Ford key".

"My van got broken into on Friday evening at 8.50pm," he said. "I had a DeWalt mixer, DeWalt screwgun, DeWalt radio, Makita light and batteries stolen from the van.

"I also know someone else's van got done the same night as mine on Ings and also in Beverly, Molecroft." The 25-year-old, who works on new-build properties, says he needs the tools to do his job.

"It affected me massively because I was working all weekend and needed the tools to do the work needed," he said. "I’ve had to borrow tools off friends and family while I buy them again.

"I’ve nearly restocked everything apart from one of the main tools I need which is also the most expensive at £800 - Hilti screw gun.

"I feel sickened but also not surprised because I know it does happen regularly which is awful because they are taking something that is not theirs.

"It’s taking away a person's living to earn money and keep a job, which is even more difficult at the time we are in with this pandemic."

Mr Ounsworth says he has seen an online listing for one of the items which he believes to be his. He claims the listing gives Sheffield as its location.

"It’s really annoying. I’ve just had to use all my savings for a new van and [now] tools. So it’s like taking two steps back."