Cavendish outbuildings burgled

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Sheds and garages in Cavendish were targeted by burglars earlier this week, prompting police to urge residents to be vigilant.

The four incidents occurred overnight between Tuesday and Wednesday.

The first, in High Street, saw offenders smash a garage window and steal a 16-inch bar chainsaw, a strimmer, a Black and Decker jigsaw, a cordless Bosch drill and a B&Q hammer drill. The total value of the items is estimated to be £750.

In another burglary in High Street, an enclosed port in the back garden was entered and a lock and chain on a lawn mower was cut before it was dragged across the garden and left.

In Melford Road, the lock to a shed door was cut and a red Honda petrol lawnmower, valued at £750, a yellow Ryobi hedge trimmer, worth £120, and a jerrycan of fuel were stolen from inside.

The final incident, also in Melford Road, saw a shed door damaged during an unsuccessful break-in. The lock to the gate had been forced to gain entry to the garden.

Anyone with information should call Pc Georgie Parrott at Haverhill Police Station on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

Police are advising residents to take extra care in securing their sheds and garages, using ant-climb toppings to fences and good quality locks on gates, all-night lighting, locking windows, securing high value items and installing alarms.