Warning over spate of shed burglaries in Peterborough

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Residents are being warned to secure their garden sheds following a spate of break-ins in Peterborough this week.

Overnight on Monday (June 20) between about 9pm and 7am the following morning (Tuesday) a shed was broken into in a garden in Baldwin Drive, Sugar Way, and a number of items removed, including a tool box, a Ridgeback Comet ladies bicycle with a black metal basket on the front, and a men’s mountain bike with water bottle holder.

It is believed offenders gained access to the property via a metal fence between the property and the railway line, and then forced open the lock on the shed door.

Overnight on Monday (June 20) between about 6pm and 8.30am the following morning (Tuesday) two allotment sheds in Dogsthorpe Road were broken into.

The doors had their locks forced open, however nothing is believed to have been stolen.

Overnight on Monday (June 20) between about 9pm and 6am the following morning (Tuesday) two allotment sheds in St John’s Road, Fletton, were broken into.

The doors had their locks forced open, however nothing is believed to have been stolen.

Overnight on Monday (June 20) between about 5pm and 9am the following morning (Tuesday) an allotment shed in Anglian Close, Stanground, was broken into.

The door had its lock forced open, however nothing is believed to have been stolen.

Scenes of Crime Officers (SOCO) attended the allotments and while there identified a total of 24 sheds that had been tampered with, however only five instances have been reported.

Members of the public are being urged not to keep anything of value in their allotment sheds overnight, and to call police if they see anything suspicious.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.