Shed Break-ins in the Shotesham Area

Officers in South Norfolk are reminding residents to keep their sheds locked and secure.

The warning comes following a number of recent shed break-ins in the Shotesham area where garden equipment has been stolen.

Store high value items in the home.

Use padlock & chain to secure item such as lawn mowers to a heavy anchor point, and cable alarms can be used to link several items together.

Fit curtains or blinds to windows to obscure contents.

Keep a list of everything of value with make and model details & serial numbers with photographs if possible.

Pc Jim Squires from Norfolk Constabulary has also issued further advice: “I would strongly urge anyone leaving any items of value in sheds or garages to get their property marked, whether it’s electronically or through DNA technology, which involves microdots with unique reference numbers which link to your house and can be detected using a UV light.

“Most shed breaks are carried out by opportunist thieves, therefore please ensure that you lock and secure your shed and garage. In the meantime, I would urge residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to police on 101 or call 999 if you believe a crime is in progress.”

For further crime prevention advice, and for more information about local security marking events, visit www.norfolk.police.uk

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