Garden Shed Burglaries Alert

Alert message sent 04/09/2021 15:37:00

Information sent on behalf of Leicestershire Police

On behalf of the beat team for Braunstone Town and Thorpe Astley, this is a short message to make you aware of a recent spate of Shed Burglaries.
We have seen an increase in this type of crime and therefore encourage you to consider Target Hardening at these locations. The following advice will make it harder for criminals to operate:
• Always lock your shed and garage doors behind you and remove the key from the lock
• Ensure garage doors are closed and valuables are out of sight
• Install an alarm and security lighting on your shed or garage to act as a deterrent
• Prevent easy access to your shed, garage, or allotment with locked gates, fencing or prickly hedges
• Put tools and equipment away after use
• Check frames and fence panels and replace if damaged or rotten
• Use DNA technology or mark your property with your postcode and house number with UV pens or paint
• Gravel paths make it harder for a thief to approach unnoticed
• Register your belongings with

Please report offences via our Force Website or by calling 101 so that we are able to maximise our investigative opportunities and put tactics in place in hotspot areas.

PCSO 6107
Duane Wright
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Duane Wright (Police, PCSO, Hinckley and Blaby)

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