Police issue security advice following shed break-ins in Hathersage

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Police officers are urging residents to step up their garden security following a series of shed burglaries in and around Hathersage.

In one of the incidents a bike was stolen after thieves used bolt croppers to cut through a security padlock on a garden shed on Crosslands Road.

On the same night another shed on the same street was broken into but it is not yet known if anything was taken.

PCSO Anthony Boswell, of the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “Thankfully there are extra security measures that can be put into place to further property residents’ property from being targeted by thieves.

“Firstly, it is important to ensure that sheds are properly secure, with non-reversible screws applied and a good quality lock fitted to help deter thieves and prevent forced entries.

“Also, wherever possible, avoid leaving valuable property in a shed if it can be stored elsewhere such as in a garage or outbuilding away from view of passers-by.

“Members of the public are our eyes and ears so if you see anyone acting suspiciously in the neighbourhood then contact police promptly.”

Call Derbyshire Police on 101.