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Shed security targeted in Enfield

Published Wednesday, 16 September 2015

Enfield Council joined with the police this week to warn residents in Enfield to check their security after a spate of burglaries from sheds and outbuildings.

Garden sheds are being targeted, with items such as power tools and bikes being stolen from sheds and outbuildings.

Police are advising homeowners to lock all windows and doors, check shed doors are secure, and consider marking your house number and postcode onto your valuable gardening equipment, and tidy away garden equipment once it has been used.

Residents should also make sure their shed is well lit with security lights at night and special care should be taken by those in 'tunnel terraces' where thieves can easily access the back garden from the street.

Enfield Council's Cabinet Member for Community Safety, Cllr Yasemin Brett, said "Many people underestimate the value of the items in their sheds and how quickly a thief can take a chance and steal valuables. There are some simple measures residents can take to make their sheds more secure, but our main advice is to reiterate that doors and windows need to be locked to keep criminals out.

“Sometimes tools are stolen from sheds which are later used to commit burglary, so keep your shed safe”.

Assistant Detective Inspector Grant Anderson from Enfield police said "Officers are patrolling the area and doing all they can to look for potential offenders and will be stopping any suspicious people or vehicles. We're asking for the support of local residents though to help prevent these crimes taking place.

"We're also asking people to let us know if they see anything at all unusual in their community. If you do see anything suspicious please call 101".

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