Posted: Fri 2nd Dec 2016

Police warning residents in Deeside to remain vigilant following spate of shed break ins

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Friday, Dec 2nd, 2016

Police in Deeside are reminding residents to makes sure their outbuildings are secure following a spate of break-ins in the last couple of weeks.

On Wednesday two bikes were stolen from a house in the Highcroft area of Shotton, and three bikes were taken from a property in Aston the week before. 

Bicycles, lawnmowers and fishing equipment are among the types of items that have been stolen from sheds and garages in Pentre, Mancot, Shotton, Ewloe and Broughton.

Sgt Kerry Smith-Williams said; “We have seen a rise in incidents, particularly on the last two Sunday evenings. Police officers will continue to actively patrol the areas affected, but we are asking that residents to remain vigilant and regularly check their sheds and outbuildings.

“Thieves will take advantage of the long dark nights and insecure premises to commit offences, so residents should some basic security precautions.

  • Fit  strong locks
  • Lock all  doors and windows
  • Where possible fit an alarm and security lighting
  • Security mark and photograph valuable items such as bicycles and power tools
  • Don’t leave expensive items on display

“If you see anyone behaving suspiciously please call police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.”

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