Crime Prevention Team Tackles Shed and Garage Burglaries

Cleveland Police Crime Prevention Team are launching a campaign to help tackle shed and garage burglaries as spring approaches.

1 Between January 2017 and January 2018, there were on average 128 shed and garage burglaries across the Cleveland area each month.

Four crime prevention events will be held, one in each local policing area, whereby officers and staff from the team will offer crime prevention advice and hand out leaflets with helpful advice and tips.

Ryan Davey, from the Crime Prevention team, said: “It is really important that people take simple steps to help prevent them from becoming a victim of crime.
“Simple things like adding padlocks or lighting to a shed or adding an alarm to a garage can prevent it from being targeted.

“Other crime prevention tips include ensuring that property is marked, having photographs of valuable items and never leaving garden tools outside can also deter thieves.”

“For ‘shed loads’ more crime prevention advice and tips, come along to an event and visit the Cleveland Police website.”
The details of the crime prevention events are:
• Thursday 1st March at Morrisons in Berwick Hills, Middlesbrough, 10am-2pm
• Friday 16th March at Tesco in South Bank, 10am-2pm
• Thursday 29th March at B&Q on Portack Lane, Stockton, 10am-2pm
• Friday 13th April at Tesco in Hartlepool, 10am-2pm