Burglars target sheds in Glemsford

Four sheds were burgled in Glemsford last week prompting police to urge residents to take extra safety measures.

A strimmer, a Hayter lawn-mower and a garden vacuum were stolen from a shed in Causeway Close after a garden gate lock was cut between 1pm on Thursday and 10am on Saturday.

Two more sheds in the same road were broken into between 6pm on Friday and 11am on Saturday, with a large wheeled toolbox and two electric drills stolen.

A shed in Bells lane was broken into between 3pm on Friday and 11am on Saturday and a garden shredder was taken.

Suffolk Police are advising residents to ensure sheds and garages are in good condition, with screws and fittings concealed, mesh or bars fitted to windows and secured with large steel padlocks.

They are also calling for residents to use alarm systems and lock large items together to help prevent further burglaries.

Anyone with information should call police on 101.