Police issue warnings after increase in shed crime

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News from the police

After Ilkeston’s neighbourhood policing teams hit the streets two weeks ago to raise awareness about shed and vehicle security, police officers are now issuing further warnings as more shed crimes are reported across the borough.

Incidents have been reported in Ilkeston, Sandiacre and Long Eaton and police are now appealing for any witnesses who may hold further information in respect to the following crimes.

Some time between the night of April 20 and the early hours of April 21, entry was attempted into a shed in the garden of a property on Nelston Street in Ilkeston.

Entry into the shed was unsuccessful but a Razor electric scooter which was left in the garden was taken by thieves.

On the afternoon of April 21 a shed in the garden of a property on Wood Avenue in Sandiacre was also broken into, thieves gained entry by forcing themselves through a side door to the shed. A small toolbox containing various tools were stolen.

Three sheds at Meadow Lane allotments in Long Eaton also had their locks forced some time between April 13 and April 19, a search was carried out by the perpetrators, who moved items, but no thefts were reported by victims.

Derbyshire police have urged residents to ensure their sheds are completely secure and that all property is marked correctly.

Anyone with any further information should contact police on 101.