Village residents warned after five garages and sheds broken into in three weeks

Residents in Denmead have been urged to be vigilant after a series of shed and garage break-ins in the village.

Monday, 23rd December 2019, 4:38 pm
Updated Friday, 27th December 2019, 6:03 pm

Police said they have received five reports of outbuildings being targeted in the past three weeks, with bicycles being stolen from inside each time.

The burglaries took place between 9pm and 7am and the value of the bikes stolen range from £400 to £1,500.

Roads targeted include Three Acres, Forest Mead, Hambledon Road, Ashling Gardens and Upper Piece.

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Police are appealing for information following the burglaries

Officers are carrying out targeted patrols in the area and are trying to find out if the incidents are linked.

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Police would like to hear from anyone who has been offered a bicycle for sale recently or has noticed anything suspicious.

They have also reminded people of measures they can take to protect their homes:

- Use of good padlock on the door to your shed or garage with no exposed screws- Keep it locked at all times- Consider fitting a battery-operated shed alarm with a loud siren

If you have any information call police on 101.