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Residents in Belper and Heanor urged to secure their sheds

Posted on 8th December 2014

Amber Valley residents are being encouraged to boost their security after a number of mountain bikes were stolen from sheds and garages in Belper and Heanor.

Sometime between 2pm on Wednesday, December 3 and 9.50am on Thursday, December 4 offenders forced open the rear window of a garage at a property on Jackson Lane in Milford, Belper.

A white Boardman Pro mountain bike, a black and white Mortorolo race bike, a set of black wheels and a Stihl chain saw were stolen from within. (CR/51315/14)

Between Monday, December 1 and Thursday, December 4, offenders forced the padlock from a shed to gain entry. Once inside, thieves stole a grey coloured Specialised Cirrus bike from within.

The incident happened at a property on Derby Road, Duffield.  (CR/51401/14

A silver Dunlop mountain bike and a black Defender mountain bike were stolen after offenders broke the lock of a garden shed in Heanor.

The incident took place sometime between 10.30pm on Wednesday, December 3 and 7.30am on Thursday, December 4 at a property on Holbrook Street, Heanor.  (CR/51298/14)

Community Safety Inspector Russ Dakin said: “Following these incidents I would like to encourage residents to consider the security of their own sheds, garages and outbuildings to further protect their property from being targeted by thieves.

“It is important to ensure that they are properly secure with a good quality lock and that any valuables are kept out of view from passers-by.

“Although these measures can prevent thefts, I would urge residents to take extra security steps such as securing property, such as bikes, with additional locks or chains inside the shed. Also, property mark tools, bikes and other valuables so that we can easily return these to you should they be stolen and then recovered.”

To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team about further security tips call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to contact police on 101 quoting the crime number mentioned above, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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