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Police issue warning after spate of shed burglaries

Thursday, 4th December 2014.

Police in Haverhill are advising residents to review the security of their sheds and outbuildings following a spate of burglaries at the weekend.

Overnight between Friday and Saturday, November 28 and 29, sheds at two separate addresses in Chauntry Road were burgled, with a nail gun and a pressure washer stolen.

This was followed by another four incidents overnight between Saturday, and Sunday, November 29 and 30, where sheds at two addresses in Chainey Pieces and one in Chauntry Road were targeted (with one attempt unsuccessful), along with an attempted burglary of a garage in Woodcock Close. Items including power tools and golf clubs were stolen.

A garage in Sandpiper Close was broken into at some point between the evening of Friday and the afternoon of Sunday. A yellow and black Suzuki RMZ 250 motocross bike was stolen along with several hundred pounds worth of power tools.

At some point between 3pm on Thursday, November 27, and 12pm on Sunday, November 30, a shed at a property in Burton End was broken into and a Woodfield petrol strimmer was stolen.

Finally, between 2pm and 4pm on Sunday an insecure shed was entered in Chainey Pieces and a man's black, white and red Trek Series 1 road bike which had been secured within the shed was stolen.

Anyone with information about any of these incidents is asked to contact the Haverhill Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 quoting reference HH/14/2376, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Residents are urged to always ensure their sheds and outbuildings are locked and secure, using robust locks or close-shackle padlocks. Consideration should also be given to installing a shed alarm.

It is also advisable to mark tools and bikes with your postcode and business name if appropriate, either by using a forensic marking solution, etching or preferably a combination of both.

Serial numbers should also be recorded and can be entered onto the national property database www.immobilise.com

Further crime prevention advice is available from the Suffolk Constabulary website www.suffolk.police.uk

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