Gang are targeting sheds and garages

Gang are targeting sheds and garages

Gang are targeting sheds and garages

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THREE bikes worth £1,000 have been stolen from a house during a spate of garage and shed burglaries, which police believe are being carried out by the same gang.

Police are warning residents to ensure their outside properties are properly secured, after the spate, which has seen 29 burglaries from sheds and garages, with mainly bikes stolen.

Suspects entered a garage in Keith Way, Southend, and stole two green and white hybrid Merida Crossways and a pink and black mountain bike.

CCTV has been recovered of a man on a bike and police are trying to identify and speak to him, to eliminate him from their inquiries. It is believed he may have bought it in good faith.

Police said thieves are targeting the whole of Southend, mainly for bicycles, but the incidents are more prevalent in central Southend, Chalkwell and Southchurch.

They have been happening mainly overnight, with a surge between June 16 and July 9.

Chief Insp Simon Anslow, district commander for Southend, said: “From April 1 to the middle of July we have seen a 10 per cent reduction in shed and garage burglary, compared to the same period last year. But within that crime this is a noticeable series that appears is being perpetrated by the same person or group of persons.

“We encourage anyone who has had a shed or garage burglary to report it. Anyone who sees any suspicious activity happening overnight around sheds and garages should call us immediately on 999.”

Anyone with information about the theft in Keith Way, which took place between July 7 and July 15, can call PC Terence Wilson at Southend police station on 101.

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12:45pm Thu 24 Jul 14

tegdirb55 says...

The trouble is, if you live where I live, in Thundersley, we have no street lights at night. So when I hear a noise, I can't see anything. Scary, as I live alone.
The trouble is, if you live where I live, in Thundersley, we have no street lights at night. So when I hear a noise, I can't see anything. Scary, as I live alone. tegdirb55
  • Score: 5

1:01pm Thu 24 Jul 14

pembury53 says...

tegdirb55 wrote:
The trouble is, if you live where I live, in Thundersley, we have no street lights at night. So when I hear a noise, I can't see anything. Scary, as I live alone.
buy a torch...
[quote][p][bold]tegdirb55[/bold] wrote: The trouble is, if you live where I live, in Thundersley, we have no street lights at night. So when I hear a noise, I can't see anything. Scary, as I live alone.[/p][/quote]buy a torch... pembury53
  • Score: -10

1:01pm Thu 24 Jul 14

Leighdweller says...

Might I also add this is happening in Leigh too. Most recently, last week two young adult mountain bikes were taken rom my neighbour's garage despite being chained together. Seems they are going for top end bikes as some friends of ours had their 4 bikes taken from their shed and they discarded two of them further down the street as one was only cheap and the old much older and quite rusty.
Might I also add this is happening in Leigh too. Most recently, last week two young adult mountain bikes were taken rom my neighbour's garage despite being chained together. Seems they are going for top end bikes as some friends of ours had their 4 bikes taken from their shed and they discarded two of them further down the street as one was only cheap and the old much older and quite rusty. Leighdweller
  • Score: 5

5:24pm Thu 24 Jul 14

jolllyboy says...

Thats the Olympic legacy for you !
You can mark all property with a post code with the proper pen which would always help in identifying property.
Thats the Olympic legacy for you ! You can mark all property with a post code with the proper pen which would always help in identifying property. jolllyboy
  • Score: -3

10:40pm Thu 24 Jul 14

the25man says...

tegdirb55 wrote:
The trouble is, if you live where I live, in Thundersley, we have no street lights at night. So when I hear a noise, I can't see anything. Scary, as I live alone.
Street lights won't help with a shed in the back garden so put up a PIR operated flood light.
[quote][p][bold]tegdirb55[/bold] wrote: The trouble is, if you live where I live, in Thundersley, we have no street lights at night. So when I hear a noise, I can't see anything. Scary, as I live alone.[/p][/quote]Street lights won't help with a shed in the back garden so put up a PIR operated flood light. the25man
  • Score: 0

10:04am Fri 25 Jul 14

Kim Gandy says...

Put a practical, helpful solution on this website and the idiots down arrow it.
Put a practical, helpful solution on this website and the idiots down arrow it. Kim Gandy
  • Score: -2

12:05pm Fri 25 Jul 14

ThisYear says...

Kim Gandy wrote:
Put a practical, helpful solution on this website and the idiots down arrow it.
Gandy, do you organise your life by who thumbs you up or down (usually down in your case)

Get a life...and a job...haunting council meetings from areas you are not living in doesn't count as work!
[quote][p][bold]Kim Gandy[/bold] wrote: Put a practical, helpful solution on this website and the idiots down arrow it.[/p][/quote]Gandy, do you organise your life by who thumbs you up or down (usually down in your case) Get a life...and a job...haunting council meetings from areas you are not living in doesn't count as work! ThisYear
  • Score: 2

1:13pm Fri 25 Jul 14

sesibollox says...

DONT JUST PUT IT IN SHED LOCK SHED.....DOH
DONT JUST PUT IT IN SHED LOCK SHED.....DOH sesibollox
  • Score: 0

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