Witness appeal after shed burglary in Lingfield
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We are appealing for witnesses after a burglary of a shed took place in Lingfield in the early hours of Sunday, 11 July.
Whilst the homeowners were sleeping, the suspects have forced entry to the shed and stolen a BMW motorbike.
Were you driving in the area of Camden Road, between 2-5am on Sunday? Do you have any dashboard camera footage which might help us identify the suspects?
If you know anything that may assist with our enquiries, please contact us, quoting PR/45210073064 via:
- Webchat on our website surrey.police.uk
- Calling us on 101
We’d also like to take this opportunity to remind you of the following crime prevention advice:
- Most house alarm systems can be configured to provide coverage to garages using ‘wireless’ connections. If this isn’t possible standalone ‘Shed alarms’ are also available
- Consider the use of ground anchors and cables. Using a large cable to link several items together will make them more difficult to steal, padlocking the cable to a ground anchor will provide additional protection.
- There are a number of security marking schemes available for cycles ranging from electronic Datatags (similar to pet microchips) to chemical etching.
- Fit a good quality padlock, which has a hardened steel shackle (the part which opens and passes through the hasp) to all shed doors. The shorter the shackle the better because it prevents the jaws of bolt croppers being able to be placed around it.
- Use anti-tamper screws or smear hard setting glue on the screw-heads of the door hinges.
- Lock or permanently fix windows shut and cover them, perhaps with an old curtain, so no one can see what is kept inside.
- Install a shed alarm and place a sticker in the window or on the door to advertise the fact.
- Invest in a secure storage toolbox.
- Make sure that fences/gates to your property are secure and remember to put any property away at night or when you go out during the day.
- Darkness is the perfect cover for burglars and the effective and economic answer is to install outside lighting, which comes on only when people are present.
For more crime prevention advice please visit: https://www.surrey.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/non-residential-burglary/secure-shed-garage/