Warning follows Chesterfield shed burglaries

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Police are urging residents to ensure their sheds are secure after two burglaries in Chesterfield.

A BMX and a black Mad Max mountain bike were stolen from an outhouse behind a property on Park Road between Sunday and Monday, December 2 and 3.

A chainsaw, hammer drill and sander were stolen from a garden shed on Alma Street West between 3pm on Monday, December 3 and 2.30pm the following day.

PCSO Kirsty Handby, of the Holmebrook and Rother safer neighbourhood policing team, said: “We use our sheds to store items which can be expensive to replace, including bicycles and power tools.

“Many of us will also have equipment which could be used by a thief to break into a home. That’s why it is so vital the shed and its contents are as secure as possible using good quality locks.

“I encourage residents to check the security of their sheds regularly.”