Tuesday 17th March 2009 High Wycombe:
1. A property in Clearbrook Close was broken between 8.30am and 7.15pm on Monday. A neighbour's pitchfork was used to force open a window and open a door. A search took place after the curtains were drawn and lights turned on. Property stolen included a laptop, Nintendo DS and games, camera, camcorder, and jewellery.
2. A “large amount” of property was stolen from a detached garage in Little Lane, Saunderton between 4pm on Saturday and 11am on Monday. Entry was gained by cutting through the security bar. A ride on petrol mower, childs mini motor cycle and quad bike were stolen. A large vehicle is thought to have removed the property.
(Extracted from Thames Valley Police Crime Round-up)
GARDIEN TIP: Don't leave garden tools in the open for use by opportunist thieves. Make sure that your home alarm system is extended to the garage. Visit http://www.garden-security.co.uk/shed-outbuilding-security.aspx and look at Gardien Recommends.
Also use property marking on valuable items and display notices to that effect - see http://www.garden-security.co.uk/SelectaMark-Property-Marking.aspx