Posted on 14th January 2015
Police issue reminder to people in North Derbyshire to secure their garages and out buildings after a series of burglaries.
Since December 1, 2014 there have been 14 reported non-dwelling burglaries in Holmesfield, Dronfield and the surrounding rural area. These consisted of shed, garages and outbuildings being broken into.
Sergeant Aiden Stones who heads the North Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “From the burglaries that have taken place power tools are being targeted.
“We would like to remind residents to ensure that their garages, sheds and outbuildings are secure. Heavy duty padlocks can be purchased to use on these types of buildings, which are more difficult to remove.
“I would also advise residents to install security lighting and possibly a shed alarm. All of these security measures could deter a prospective burglar.
“If anyone has seen anyone acting suspiciously please inform the police by calling the non-emergency 101 number.”
To report crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.