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Spondon residents invited to protect their property at local DIY store

Posted on 20th August 2014

Residents in Spondon are being encouraged to have their tools security marked to tackle shed and garden burglary.

Officers from the Spondon Safer Neighbourhood Team will be heading out to a local DIY store speak to residents about the steps that they can take to protect their property.

The policing team will be heading to B & Q in Spondon between 9am and 3pm on Wednesday, August 27.

Officers will be handing out crime prevention advice around protecting sheds, garages and outbuildings and residents will be given the opportunity to have their tools security marked in a bid to deter criminals.

PCSO Tom Sheridan from the policing team said:” Thieves love clean, unmarked items, so they can be easily sold on. We will be using a unique marking tool that will make your possessions identifiable and traceable should they be stolen and recovered.

“We can security mark any kind of tool, such as drills, sanders, planers, jigsaws, routers, power washers and for anything larger or difficult to transport we will take your details and come and visit you.

“Lastly, if you are unable to make the event but would still like to speak to us please contact our team on the non-emergency number 101 or visit our website at”

Officers are actively encouraging people to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to police straight away on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

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