Warning over shed burglaries in Dymchurch, Hythe and New Romney
Kent Police is advising residents of Dymchurch, Hythe and New Romney to keep their garden sheds secure after reported break-ins.
Sheds and garages are reported to have been targeted between Tuesday 20 March and Wednesday 4 April 2018 in the following places:
- Broadlands Avenue, New Romney on Tuesday 20 March where a strimmer was reported stolen
- Lyndhurst Road, Dymchurch between Wednesday 21 March and Thursday 22 March
- Pleasance Road, Lydd between Wednesday 21 March and Thursday 22 March
- Grand Parade, New Romney on Thursday 22 March
- Tritton Gardens, Dymchurch between 5pm on 3 April and 5am on 4 April where a saw, nail gun, and other accessories were stolen
- Burmash Road, Hythe between midnight and midday on 4 April where a Makita jigsaw was stolen.
Inspector Julien Lawton from the Community Safety Unit said: ‘Whilst we carry out our enquiries into these incidents we would urge all residents to check their sheds are secure, especially if they contain high value equipment.
‘Alarms, security lights and padlocks will all help to deter opportunistic thieves. However, should anyone fall victim to a burglary please call us immediately.
‘Anyone who doesn’t have their property security marked can seek advice from their local Police Community Support Officer (PCSO).’
Anyone who witnessed anything suspicious in these areas or who has information that could assist with enquiries is urged to call Kent Police on 01843 222289 quoting reference number ZY/017192/18. Alternatively, contact Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.