Rural Crime is a regular issue, with periods of ‘quiet’ then a sporadic flurry of activity.
Usual targets are sheds & outbuildings, containing strimmers, chainsaws, & power tools.
Regularly check bolts & locks, remember to cut back any foliage that may obscure security cameras, & consider fitting shed alarms. These are relatively inexpensive, & are readily available from most good DIY stores, or on- line. The noise emitted from these alarms is effective in disturbing & disturbing offenders, & may prevent you from becoming a victim of crime.
Diesel oil & heating oil can also be targets, so again, consider motion activated, or wildlife cameras, & ensure tanks are fitted with robust locks.
Tools such as strimmers/chainsaws etc can be securely marked with postcodes, & please record serial numbers/makes/models. This makles it easier to re-unite seized tools to their rightful owners.
Sunday 28th November, 2021
Regular patrols of remote & rurally isolated properties to deter rural thefts. The general target is sheds & outbuildings, looking for garden equipment & power tools.
Also regularly targeted during the winter months are fuel tanks- both heating fuel & diesel.
Reminders sent out on a regular basis via Parish Councils, NHW & other community contacts to encourage people to review security of sheds & outbuildings , & to fit anti theft locks to fuel tanks.
Sunday 4th April, 2021