Posted on 15th May 2015
Residents across Amber Valley are being urged to step up out-building security as the summer months arrive, following a number of thefts.
A mountain bike was stolen from the shed of a property on Blackstone Close in Somercotes sometime between 7.30pm on Tuesday, May 5 and 8.30am on Wednesday, May 6 (CR/18921/15).
Sometime between 2.30pm on Monday, May 4 and 9am on Tuesday, May 5, offenders forced the lock of a shed at an allotment site on Milton Avenue in Alfreton. Items including gas and camping equipment were stolen from within (CR/18744/15).
Thieves prised open a door to take tools from a shed at a property on Delves Bank Road, Swanwick. The incident took place sometime overnight between 5pm on Sunday, May 3 and 8am on Monday, May 4 (CR/18594/15).
A shed at a farm on Newlands Road in Riddings was also targeted sometime between 10am on Friday, May 1 and 2pm on Monday, May 4. Thieves took tools, a chain saw and a lawnmower from the property (CR/18623/15).
Crime prevention advice for residents during the summer months includes:
• Increasing garden and shed security including installing good-quality padlocks, alarm systems and lighting in a bid to deter thieves;
• Keeping valuable items out of view and locked away securely;
• Looking out for neighbour’s properties and paying attention to alarm sounds;
• Being vigilant of suspicious activity in the community and reporting incidents to police via 101 or 999 in an emergency.