Shed and outbuilding breaks

Shed and outbuilding breaks
This is a message sent via Wiltshire and Swindon Community Messaging. This information has been sent on behalf of Wiltshire Police
Message sent by
Caroline Wright (Police, Community Support Officer, Westbury Neighbourhood Policing Team)

A spate of shed and outbuilding breaks have been reported to us.  To help prevent this type of crime please

  • Keep sheds and outbuilding locked and secure at all times, do not leave the doors open while mowing the lawn etc as this acts as a shop window to potential burglars.
  • Invest in a short shanked padlock, as this is harder to cut open
  • Make sure any screw on the door hinges and hasp are not visible, if they have to be ,round of the screw head so they cannot be undone.
  • Mark all your property clearly. Use gloss paint and write your name and postcode on all valuable garden tools, this make them difficult to sell on.
  • If you need any further advice please contact