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Crime Prevention Advice Following Thefts from Gardens

Alert message sent 05/06/2020 10:55:00

Information sent on behalf of Cleveland Police

Cleveland Police’s Crime Prevention Team are advising members of the public to be vigilant following a number of reports of thefts from gardens recently and are providing crime prevention advice.

The Force has received 27 reports of thefts from gardens in Hartlepool, Stockton, Middlesbrough and Redcar and Cleveland over the last two weeks.
Fencing, garden furniture, planters, solar lights, astro turf and garden ornaments are amongst the items reported to have been stolen.

It is believed the thefts have taken place overnight between 6pm and 3am.
A woman, 23, was arrested in connection with reported thefts from gardens in the Hartlepool area and a woman, 40, and man, 30, were arrested in connection with a theft from a garden in Middlesbrough.

Officers will continue to patrol the hotspot areas affected and would ask that crime prevention advice is followed in a bid to help prevent more people from becoming victims of these crimes.

The following links provide information on how to protect your garden from being targeted and how you can property mark your belongings in case they are ever stolen.

Protect your home by protecting your garden:
Give burglars nowhere to hide:
Mark your property to deter burglars:

Regards Crime Prevention Team
Message sent by
Paul Payne (Police, Rural Crime Reduction Officer , Cleveland)

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