Police are urging York residents to be vigilant when it comes to securing sheds and garages following a recent rise in thefts.
The past few weeks have insecure sheds and garages (including integral garages) targeted, particularly in the North of the city and police are appealing to residents to ensure that all outbuildings and integral garages are well-secured at all times.
Chief Inspector Phil Cain said: "Residents need to give as much thought to the security of their garages and sheds as they do to their homes. Thieves are well aware that this is often not the case and find easy access to expensive items such as bikes, sports equipment and tools. Please think about the value of the items you are storing and ensure you invest in the appropriate security."
Safer York Partnership are advising that householders invest in good quality padlocks and to consider the purchase of shed bars and special garage locks. Shed bars prevent the removal of the shed door from its hinges, which is a common means of entry. They also advise that valuable goods such as bikes should be anchored down using a good quality chain and padlock. Anchor points can be bolted to walls or floors.
Shed bars, anchor points, chains and padlocks are all available for purchase from Safer York Partnership. Please telephone 01904 669069.
The Partnership is also currently offering York residents a discount on the Garage Guardian, a garage security device which prevents up and over garage doors from being 'peeled open' from the bottom. The Guardian costs £65 (RRP £85) which includes VAT and delivery. Please contact Security Direct on 0808 1 680 680 and quote 'SYPYO' and your postcode. One per household and York households only. Please note that credit cards will incur a 2% charge.
Please see www.saferyork.org.uk for further information on all products.
12.03pm - 21 August 2012