Warning Following Increase in Thefts from Gardens in Middlesbrough
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Police are warning members of the public to be vigilant after officers have noticed an increase in thefts from gardens.
Between the 1st and 11th June, there were 26 thefts from gardens reported to police in Parkend & Beckfields, Brambles Farm & Thorntree, Berwick Hills and Pallister Park.
Since the beginning of this year, Longlands & Beechwood has been targeted 28 times with the highest number of thefts being in May.
It is reported that thefts of fence panelling and garden equipment are amongst the items that have been stolen.
Our Crime Prevention Team offer a range of advice on how to help protect your sheds, gardens and how to property mark your belongings, which can be found on the links below:
Protect your home by protecting your garden: https://bit.ly/2YqONwB
Give burglars nowhere to hide: https://bit.ly/2XSFwhV
Secure your shed or garage: https://bit.ly/3cVdoir
Mark your property to deter burglars: https://bit.ly/3f9FdVM
Anyone who may have been offered the stolen items for sale is asked to contact Cleveland Police on 101.