North Shropshire Shed Breaks May Be Linked
Police in North Shropshire are investigating after sheds and outbuildings were broken into over the course of several nights.
The most recent incident happened at Creamore, near Wem, between about 8am and 4.30pm on Thursday 4th October 2012. A locked shed was broken into and a red and grey Black Country kayak stolen.
Power tools, including an angle-grinder, chop saw, cordless drill and electric tile-cutter, were stolen from a shed in Shrubbery Gardens, Wem between Sunday 30th September 2012 and about 8am on Wednesday 3rd October 2012.
And between about 9.40am and 2.30pm the previous day, a shed in Ellesmere Road was broken into but nothing stolen.
Other incidents took place in Whixhall at the end of September, with a Stihl petrol strimmer and a jigsaw taken from a locked shed in one incident, again during the hours of daylight.
Police are investigating the possibility that the incidents are linked and have appealed for anyone with information or who might have seen suspicious activity in any of the relevant areas to get in touch on 101.
While most garden sheds are not designed for secure storage, many people do not have a choice but to use them for such items.
Advice on what people can due to secure their sheds and make them more difficult for thieves to get into can be found in the Advice Centre on our website on http://www.westmercia.police.uk/ or by calling 101.