|Northamptonshire Police are appealing for information regarding a burglary non dwelling on Main Road, Wilby. Entry has been forced to the victim’s summerhouse which is situated in the garden. Once inside property has then been stolen. This took place between 00:01hrs and 09:00hrs on the 10th of January.
Did you witness anything?
Did you see any person(s) in the area that looked suspicious?
If so, then please contact Northamptonshire Police on 101 quoting Ref: 190000015286.
You are probably disciplined about locking your doors and windows when you leave your home, but what about your shed, summerhouse, outbuilding or garage?
- Research shows that thieves often take tools such as ladders and spades, from a garage or shed, to help them break into a house, ensure yours are always locked away.
- Try to site your shed or summerhouse within view of the house and ensure there is adequate lighting. Consider installing an alarm.
- Visibly mark all removable items with your postcode and house number. Register property at www.immobilise.com or www.bikeregister.com
- Ensure the shed or summerhouse is in a good state of repair. Fit a good quality padlock.
- Ensure the hasp is bolted through the shed and into a steel plate. Secure up-and-over garage doors with padlocks through the inside runners or fit a padlock (with hasp and staple) to either side of the door.
- Replace ordinary screws on outbuilding doors with non-return screws or coach bolts.
- Glue, smeared over the heads of screws, may stop the thief from unscrewing them.
- Make a note of make/model/serial number of tools and bicycles, take photographs and secure in a safe place.
- High value items such as bicycles and lawn mowers should be shackled together, ideally to the fabric of the building or to a metal post cemented into the ground.
- Consider having lockable steel boxes fitted to the floor to store your tools.
- Obscure the window of your shed/garage to prevent thieves seeing what you have inside.
- Use signage to let offenders know you have security marked your property and you are a member of a Watch Scheme.
In an emergency please call 999, otherwise please call 101 (the national police non-emergency number).