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Appeal after thieves take mountain bikes and chainsaws from shed and garage

Posted on 4th April 2013

Burglars who broke into sheds and garages at properties in the Hope Valley made off with items including chainsaws and mountain bikes.

A shed at a house in Steward Gate, Bamford was broken into between 4pm on Tuesday, April 2 and 10.30am on Wednesday, April 3.

The offenders stole a red Marin Hawkhill SE2008 mountain bike and a Jonserad C2137 chainsaw from within.

In a separate incident, a garage was broken into in Sheffield Road, Hathersage between 8.40am on Wednesday, April 3 and 5.40pm later that same day.

A blue Trek racing bike and a chainsaw were stolen from inside.

Police are appealing for witnesses who may have seen someone acting suspiciously at those times or in the days leading up to the break-ins to call them on 101.

PCSO Anthony Boswell, from Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We also want people to boost the security of their homes to try and deter burglars from targeting them in the first place.

“People can buy shed and garage alarms, motion-sensitive security lights and other crime prevention items that help greatly in protecting their belongings and property.”

Residents living in the Derbyshire Dales can also pick up cut-price security items as part of Operation Illuminate.

The campaign is run by the Derbyshire Dales Community Safety Partnership, which is led by the police and the Derbyshire Dales District Council.

To find out more, call your local Safer Neighbourhood team on 101.

Anyone with information relating to the above crimes should call officers on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

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