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Shed and Garage Burglaries

Alert message sent 29/10/2019 21:30:00

Information sent on behalf of West Yorkshire Police

Good evening,

Over the past 2 weeks we have seen an increase in reported shed & garage burglaries - there has been a total of 7 in the Bradford West area. Enquiries are ongoing to identify potential suspects(s) and your local PCSO's will be conducting house to house/CCTV enquiries in the area.

This is a timely reminder to review your outbuilding/shed security. People don't often secure their shed or garage in the same way they do their homes and often end up using a flimsy lock or padlock to protect the contents. Burglars know sheds are a weak point when it comes to security and often see them as easy targets.

- Make sure that your shed door, door frame and walls are solid.
- Replace any damaged or rotten areas with new sections.
- Try to place the shed door facing your house and not too close to a perimeter wall or gate.
- Consider keeping valuable items in a strong lockable box or cage.
- Fit two closed shackle padlocks on strong padlock hasps - one a third of the way up from the bottom of the door and one a third of the way down from the top of the door.
- Fit wire mesh or bars on the inside of your window frames.
- Wrap a strong chain around and through the handles of garden tools, lawn mowers, cycles etc and secure the chain to the wall using a padlock or a ground anchor fixed to the base of the shed.
- Consider integrating your shed into your home alarm system, especially if you have valuable items in it.
- Use door contact sensors and check your glass is secure before installing break glass sensors.
- Illuminate the area around your shed using dusk till dawn lighting.

Please also see the attatched crime prevention leaflets.

If you have any information which may assist in our enquiries then please ring 101, talk to a local officer or reply to this message.
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Curtis Lodge (Police,PCSO,Bradford West NPT)
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