Hodthorpe: Police issue advice following shed and garden thefts

Police are advising residents to keep their gardens, sheds and garages secure following a number of thefts in Hodthorpe and Belph.

Wednesday, 10th July 2013, 1:21 pm

The most recent incident happened overnight between Friday 5th July and Saturday 6th July, when a hose pipe was stolen from the back garden of a house at New Cottages in Belph.

Since the start of June police have had reports of five thefts from gardens, one shed and one garage burglary in the area.

PCSO Kate Lee of the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team said: “We are making enquiries but would encourage residents to give a bit of thought to security around any outbuildings and their gardens.”

“Invest in good quality locks and alarms for outbuildings and consider security lighting for gardens. You should also security mark any items which are valuable or difficult to replace.”

PCSO Lee added: “Please contact us if you know anything about these incidents or if you see anything suspicious in the area.”

Anyone with information should contact Derbyshire police on 101, the non emergency number, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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