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080420 Outbuilding & shed burglaries - Suffolk

posted 8 Apr 2020, 06:12 by Earl Soham Web Admin

Suffolk Police would like to remind residents during the spring and summer seasons to regularly check that their garden gates, sheds, garages, outbuildings and barns are locked and secure.  

This follows a number of burglaries and attempted burglaries of sheds, garages & outbuildings in various locations across the County.

In many cases, various gardening equipment such as ride-on lawnmowers, push lawnmowers, strimmers, hedge trimmers, electrical equipment, tools etc have been stolen.

We recommend that all property is security marked, insured, secured and locked away after being used.   

Security advice can be found on our website under 1st Principle for Shed/garage security and property marking guidance (see links below). 

We also would like to remind residents that often, tools left out can also be used to commit other crimes such as dwelling burglaries.

1st Principle Security advice can be found on the Suffolk Police webpage www.suffolk.police.uk  or via this link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/sites/suffolk/files/shedandgaragesecurity1.pdf  

Register serial numbers of tools and equipment via Immobilise https://www.immobilise.com/  and make a personal record.  This will help identify items if they are found, and speed up the process of returning items to the owners.

A list of security products can be viewed via - http://www.suffolk.police.uk/sites/suffolk/files/security_product_brochure.pdf

Help us keep our communities safe.

Police advice on a variety of subjects can be accessed via  https://www.suffolk.police.uk/advice

To report something, or to otherwise contact Police, use the link http://www.suffolk.police.uk/contact-us 

To report something anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or visit www.crimestoppers-uk.org

Alternatively call 101 for non-urgent matters.

Always call 999 in emergencies, or if an immediate police response is required.


Police Connect Team
8 Apr 20
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