Items stolen have included power tools, powered gardening tools, generators and welding equipment.Overnight between the 28th and 29th January two garages on properties in Church Lane, Chieveley were broken into by forcing the doors and golfing equipment was stolen from one of the garages.
During the same time period a garage in Pointers Close, Chieveley was broken into. The door was forced and gardening power tools and two mountain bikes were stolen.
Money was stolen from an honesty box around 4.30am on the 29th January from a workshop on a property in Curridge Road, Curridge.
Between the 14th and 19th November a garage in Northfields, Downend, Chieveley was broken into. The offenders broke the security light above the garage and forced the doors before stealing a can of petrol.
Please can we ask that you remain vigilant and report any suspicious persons or activity by calling the non-emergency Police Enquiry Centre on 101, or if a crime is in progress dial 999
To help protect your property:-
- Always secure your sheds and garages when not in use.
- Keep gardening tools locked away.
- Consider storing any high value items such as golfing equipment or fishing gear in your home, rather than a shed or garage.
- Property mark any gardening tools with the house name or number and your postcode- ordinary household paint will suffice.
- Log any gardening equipment, bicycles etc that have a serial number on the National Property Register, Immobilise for free. Details can be found at www.immobilise.com
- Make sure access to your back garden is secure and that fences and gates are maintained.
- Consider the use of a shed alarm.