Warn­ing af­ter spate of shed bur­glar­ies

Macclesfield Express - - SNOW MAGIC AND DRAMA -

RES­I­DENTS are be­ing warned af­ter a spate of bur­glar­ies from gar­den sheds.

Seven prop­er­ties have been tar­geted in the last month, with thieves get­ting away with nu­mer­ous bikes and lawn mow­ers.

The lat­est three in­ci­dents took place over the night of Wed­nes­day, March 2, and Thurs­day, March 3.

Bikes were stolen from a prop­erty on Jackson lane, Bolling­ton, and Oak Lane, Ker­ridge.

It is be­lieved of­fend­ers may gave been dis­turbed when a shed was tar­geted at Hul­ley Road, Hurds­field Road.

Steven Leigh, PCSO, said: “Of note the prop­er­ties which these bur­glar­ies have oc­curred all have rear gar­dens which neigh­bour farm­lands or fields where you can walk un­re­stricted.

“With this knowl­edge we are urg­ing all res­i­dents to take pre­cau­tions to pro­tect them­selves and to act as a de­ter­rent from these op­por­tunis­tic thieves.

“En­sure that all win­dows and doors to garages, sheds and out­build­ings and se­cured.”

Home­own­ers are also ad­vised to fit se­cure pad­locks on their sheds, use a black pen to mark prop­erty with post­codes to de­ter thieves from tak­ing items, and make sure all bikes are locked to­gether within the shed.

Other in­ci­dents in the past month in­clude: a bike theft from Hil­ton Road, Poyn­ton, over night on Fe­bru­ary 2nd; a lawn­mower taken from Butley Lanes, Prest­bury, overnight on Fe­bru­ary 8th; a lawn mower stolen from Meadow Drive, Prest­bury, be­tween Fe­bru­ary 10 and 12; and a high valued item taken from a shed on Prest­bury Lane, Prest­bury, be­tween Fe­bru­ary 5 and 13.

Res­i­dents are urged to be vig­i­lant, if you see any sus­pi­cious ac­tiv­ity, or can pro­vide any in­for­ma­tion re­lat­ing to any of the named in­ci­dents, ring po­lice on 101.

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