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Dont let thieves ruin your summer!

Good afternoon Resident

During the warm weather some of us may enjoy our gardens, go out for bike rides, get the kids toys out of the shed and garage, cut the grass, clean the car and do a spot of DIY.

When you take into account the combined value of lawnmowers, bikes, children’s toys and garden tools, the items you might find in the average British garden could be worth a substantial amount of money and can be a real temptation for burglars.

Don’t forget that the items that you use throughout the day need to be put away at the end of the day and stored securely in a shed/garage/outbuilding. 

Some outbuildings are used as an extension to our homes for offices, gym’s, games rooms and bars – all these can contain valuable items.

At this time of year we see an increase in thefts from sheds/garages/summerhouses and outbuildings. 

Think about the security that you have on your shed/outbuilding/ garage – do you keep your £500 mountain bike in the shed but secure it with a £2 padlock?

Help and advice can be found on https://www.westyorkshire.police.uk/advice/home-security/home-security/shed-and-garage-security


Glenda Butts

Crime Prevention Officer


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