Shed and garage security reminder
Police have issued another reminder to local residents to ensure sheds and outbuildings are properly secured. It follows a number of local burglaries.
Officers say there has been a rise in such incidents in the Hatfield and Potters Bar area since mid August.
Crime Prevention Officer, Linda Stevens, says thieves are on the look out for gardening and sporting equipment, bicycles and power tools.
Thefts have been reported from both sheds and garages recently.
Two incidents in Hawkshead Road saw thieves make off with more than £500 worth of fishing equipment from one garage and expensive power tools from another. Both garages had been locked.
Police say adequate locks are needed, but that local residents might also want to consider extending their house intruder alarm system to their garages or sheds with a wire-free link.
They have suggested the following security measures be considered to help safeguard property left in outbuildings.
19 September 2003
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