Bike and tools stolen

Hedon: Appeal to find stolen bike and tools, can you help police find those responsible.

2 Jul 2015

Humberside Police are investigating the burglary of a garage on Westlands Road in Hedon.  Intruders broke into the garage of the house between 9.30am June 26 and 3pm June 29.

A Sakura electric bike and a quantity of tools, including a Dremel power tool, a Jig-saw, a cordless screwdriver, Black and Decker sander, a planer, an angle grinder and a multi tool were stolen.

If you can help locate this stolen bike and tools or know who is responsible for this burglary please call Humberside Police on the non-emergency number 101, quoting crime reference 2122427.

Handling stolen goods is a crime.  Knowingly buying stolen goods is an offence that can carry a longer prison sentence than from actually stealing them.  If you know anyone who is selling or buying stolen goods, call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.  You won’t be asked your name and you could receive a cash reward.

Garage and Shed burglaries often increase in the summer as the weather improves and more people are in and out of their outbuildings.  We would like to help people to help themselves and to protect their property and contents and would ask you to consider the following advice:

Sheds Outbuildings and Garages – Shut it, lock it, keep it

Garden sheds, outbuildings and garages packed with tools, machinery and other valuable equipment offer easy pickings to thieves. 

Take the right precautions to help prevent becoming a victim of crime and reduce the risk of having your property stolen.  Mark your property to improve your chances of getting it traced and returned to you if it is stolen.

Here’s how you can cut the risk of theft:

•    Use close shackle padlocks to secure sheds and install shed alarms and security lights
•    Close your garden gate and lock it from the inside 
•    Always put tools and equipment away - items left outside could be stolen or used to help a thief break in 
•    Disable lawn mowers and other large machinery when not in use and chain items together to a solid anchor point 
•    Record details of your property (make, model, serial number and identifying marks) on the form overleaf and take photographs of items for easy identification 
•    Register your valuables on the National Property Database 
•    Security-mark your property using a UV pen or a forensic marking solution 

The public also have a role to play by calling Humberside Police if they have information about people responsible for thefts or handling stolen goods. They should call 999 in an emergency, 101 in a non emergency or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Further crime prevention advice is available from the Humberside Police website: protecting your property