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Police warning as burglars target Shildon allotments and sheds
5:24pm Wednesday 4th September 2013 in News
POLICE are urging shed and allotment owners to ensure that buildings and valuable items are secured after a spate of burglaries.
Shildon police have reported a recent increase in the number of burglaries concerning allotments and sheds recently.
In the latest incident two males looking to burgle items from an allotment were startled by the plot’s owner.
The incident took place between 4am and 4.20am on Wednesday, September 4, and the males left the allotment at the top of Redworth Road, Shildon, empty handed.
The burglars are white and in their 20s and they ran off into Shildon. Police are calling for any witnesses to come forward.
Residents and allotment holders are being urged to consider CCTV, security lighting and Smartwater marking to help tackle crooks.
Crime prevention advice to help tackle burglars can also be obtained from any police station.
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