Friday, May 1, 2009

Warning after thieves target garden sheds

HOMEOWNERS are being urged to lock up their garages and garden sheds after a spate of thefts in Eastbourne.
The town's police chief Dick Coates has put out advice about thefts from garages and garden sheds. Chief Inspector Coates said, "Around this time of the year as summer approaches, we often see an increase in thefts from garages and garden sheds. Gardening equipment is the prime target for the would-be thief. With this in mind, it is worth considering for a moment the value of the equipment some of us have in our garden sheds which can run to many hundreds of pounds. My warning is take appropriate security precautions and be vigilant. The next victim could be you. Make sure your shed is locked and secure, as many of those entered have very little security measures. If you see anyone selling tools or garden equipment at low prices then let us know because if it's too good to be true then it probably is".

(Reproduced from the RYe & Battle Observer 30th April)

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