THIEVES managed to cut their way through four padlocks to break into a shed and steal a hedge trimmer.
The theft happened overnight on Tuesday, in Southleigh Road, Emsworth.
The owner had an alarm on the shed but did not wake.
The orange Stihl HS81R strimmer is worth £500.
Anyone with information should call Havant police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.