Security advice form Seaton police after shed break-ins

PUBLISHED: 11:30 05 February 2015


Seaton police have issued security advice to residents after a series of shed break-ins recently.

The latest burglaries took place in Beer Road and Beer Hill, where outbuildings were entered and power tools stolen.

PCSO Samantha Slater says people should be aware that thieves know that sheds are a weak point when it comes to home security.

They often see them as an easy target.

“Rural properties can be a target for thieves because they are isolated. Expensive power tools kept in outbuildings are very attractive to opportunistic burglars,” she said.

PCSO Slater said there are a few simple steps to help people significantly reduce their chances of becoming a victim of this kind of burglary.

● Use security lighting.

● Lock shed doors and windows.

● Consider a shed alarm.

● If appropriate, install a form of CCTV.

● Mark all your property.

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