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Allotments raided

PUBLISHED: 12:08 20 August 2010 | UPDATED: 11:57 16 September 2010

GREAT Yarmouth police are urging allotment holders to pay extra attention to shed security following a number of break-ins.

The warning comes after three sheds were broken into on the allotments on Tar Works Road.

GREAT Yarmouth police are urging allotment holders to pay extra attention to shed security following a number of break-ins.

The warning comes after three sheds were broken into on the allotments on Tar Works Road.

The burglaries took place overnight on Monday, after locks were forced from the door.

A number of tools were taken from one shed, which were left behind on the allotments. Nothing was taken from the other sheds.

Members of the North Yarmouth Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) are urging shed owners to be vigilant and ensure that outbuildings are installed with adequate safety devices.

Officers are also stepping up patrols in the area

Norfolk Police offers shed owners the following advice:

Do not neglect the hinges and use security screws or bolts through their fixings

Fit good quality mortice locks or padlocks 1/3 up and 1/3 down on the door to reduce the leverage

Secure the windows with a weld mesh or a crime shield. Remove the window if it is not required.

Fit a security light and shed alarm to deter potential thieves

Use padlocks and chains to secure high value items including power tools, lawnmowers and cycles to an anchor and each other

Security mark your property with your house number and postcode

Anyone with information should contact PCSO Lucy-Jane Shreeve at Great Yarmouth Police Station on 0845 456 4567.

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