Thieves take large machinery and tools from Foxton shed

PUBLISHED: 15:57 16 November 2015 | UPDATED: 16:00 16 November 2015

Tools were stolen from a shed last night.

Tools were stolen from a shed last night.

Archant

Crooks broke into a Foxton shed and took large machinery and a small amount of tools yesterday evening.

Tips for how to secure sheds and outbuildings

Secure your garages and outbuildings using good quality locks and padlocks. Specialist locks are available for garages, sheds and outbuildings. Shed shackles and ground anchors can be used to secure items such as lawnmowers, and power tools.

Register and mark your tools and equipment with a property marking kit. Examples of these are at www.immobilise.com – you can register anything with a serial number for free on this national police database for property.

Consider fitting an alarm, there are many reasonably priced products available.

Driveway alarms can be useful to give you an early warning of an intruder approaching the property.

If you see anybody acting suspiciously and believe a crime is taking place, call 999.

Anyone with information concerning the incident should contact police on 101, call Crimestoppers, anonymously on 0800 555 111 or visit crimestoppers-uk.org.

Police were called at 8pm to reports of a burglary at the Bowling Green in Hardman Road.

Witnesses saw two men leaving the area into Illingworth Way and the large machinery was later discovered in wooded land nearby.

Officers are also keen to trace the owner of a blue Vauxhall Zafira which was seen leaving the area.

Police are warning shed and outbuilding owners after a spate of similar incidents in South Cambridgeshire villages since Saturday, November 7.

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