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Warning to shed owners in Dereham

PUBLISHED: 12:08 27 May 2010 | UPDATED: 15:55 07 July 2010

Ian Clarke

Shed owners in the Dereham area are being urged to improve security measures after a spate of thefts.

In the past 10 days there have been three incidents where a cordless strimmer and two petrol mowers were stolen from outbuildings.

Shed owners in the Dereham area are being urged to improve security measures after a spate of thefts.

In the past 10 days there have been three incidents where a cordless strimmer and two petrol mowers were stolen from outbuildings.

Dereham inspector Paul Wheatley said: “We would like to take this opportunity to remind shed and allotment owners to be vigilant. They should ensure that all valuables are safely locked away and where possible install adequate security devices.”

Crime prevention tips have been issued including:

*Do not neglect the hinge either side and use security screws or bolts through their fixings;

*Fit good quality mortice locks or padlocks 1/3 up and 1/3 down on the door to reduce the leverage available;

*Secure the windows with a weld mesh or a crime shield product secured from the inside;

*Fit a security light and shed alarm to deter potential thieves;

*Use padlocks and chains to secure high value items including power tools, lawnmowers and cycles to an anchor;

*Overtly security mark your property with your house number and postcode.

For further crime prevention advice contact Dereham Safer Neighbourhood Team on 0845 456 4567, email sntdereham@norfolk.pnn.police.uk.


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