Shed break in the area

Alert message sent 10/04/2019 15:14:00

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Hello Resident
Over the last week there has been a shed broken into in the Handbridge area.  This happened whilst the resident was away around the Overleigh Road area.  Here is some advice on how to try and protect your shed. Please report any break ins to the police as soon as possible and report any suspicious person in the area.
Think like a thief
Take a look at your shed and consider how you would break in. It’s worth having a good padlock on the door with no exposed screws. Pay attention to hinges, as these are sometimes easily removable. If you have windows then these could be vulnerable unless they’re secured with wire mesh or grills. And keep it locked at all times.
Alarm it
Consider a battery-operated shed alarm. They look low key but they respond to movement or door contact with an extremely loud siren.
Lock it, hide it or mark it
Don’t give them the opportunity or the tools to commit a crime. Lock everything away securely. Tools can be locked inside a locker or box or secured with a chain.
Secure your bike to the ground or a lockable stand within a locked shed or garage.  Look online and shops for ground anchors and other locks designed to fix to floors and walls.
It’s always worth draping an old sheet or blanket over the top of mowers or bikes to keep them covered from view.
Invest in a garage door stop.
Although it might sound like stating the obvious, never leave your garage or shed door unlocked if you’re not around.
Property marking your items is advisable and some tools can be painted with your name or postcode. Forensic marking is also an option and you can register some items on the Immobilise website for free.
The top five most common items stolen from sheds
  1. Bikes
  2. Mowers
  3. Sports equipment
  4. Power tools
  5. Garden tools
Please don’t hesitate to contact me for more information or advice or attend my weekly police surgery ,all times and dates on the Cheshire Police website
Thank you
PCSO Lauren Davies
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Jenna Tapley (Police, PCSO, Chester LPU North PCSO)

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