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Residents encouraged to boost security following New Mills thefts

Posted on 22nd December 2014

Residents are being urged to check the security of their outbuildings following a number of overnight thefts in the areas of Birch Vale and New Mills.

A Green coloured Kawasaki Mule was stolen from a New Mills farm overnight between 3.15pm on Thursday, December 11 and 8am on Friday, December 12.

Sometime between 5pm on Thursday, December 11 and 6am on Friday, December 12, offenders cut the locks off two outdoor buildings at a property on Over Hill Road, New Mills.

A pair of Harry Hall wellington boots were stolen after offenders carried out a search of the two buildings along with a caravan that was situated nearby.

On the same night, would-be thieves attempted to gain entry to a barn at a property on Garrison Road in Birch Vale. Damage was caused to the barn door however no entry was gained.

These incidents have prompted police to issue a security reminder to encourage residents to protect their property from thieves, particularly those that may appear isolated.  

Officers are urging people to ensure that their homes, along with any sheds, garages and outbuildings are properly secure and that keys and valuable items are kept out of view from passers-by.

Police are also asking people to property mark their valuables by using a security marking kit such as Smart Water. This can deter thieves along with helping officers to return stolen goods to their rightful owners.

Anyone with any information about the incidents, or may have seen anyone acting suspiciously in the area, is asked to contact PC Glyn Cantrill on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For further crime prevention advice or to speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team call 101, and follow them on Twitter: @NewMillsSNT

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