of tool thefts prompt sheds security warning from local police
have this week asked garden shed owners in the Burnham-On-Sea
and Highbridge area to make sure their tools are properly secure
and identifiable following a spate of burglaries across Somerset.
along main roads in the county are currently being picked, most
often with petrol-powered tools commonly stolen from outbuildings
left unlocked after dark.
such as these have been recorded in most towns and large villages
in Somerset over the last month, say police.
Nigel Downey told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The offenders are
looking for valuable tools like strimmers, lawnmowers and chainsaws
so my advice is that owners of items like these go outside now
and make sure they are as secure as possible, and that they note
the model and serial number if they haven't already done so, so
we can return them if recovered and make successful prosecutions."
anyone is offered the chance to buy petrol-powered tools from
the back of a van, they should decline and give me a description
of the people and vehicles involved by calling 101."