Warning after thieves target garages

POLICE are warning Portishead residents to be on their guard after a recent spate of thefts from garages.

More than 12 garages have been broken into in the Port Marine area in the past few weeks and householders are being asked to step-up their security.

Sergeant Jim Robinson said: “We are calling for people to be vigilant and ensure they have adequate security, but especially to remember to keep their garages locked.”

Bikes, tools and garden equipment are just some of the items targeted by the thieves.

Neighbourhood Watch teams have issued a notice to residents which includes tips on improving security such as installing security lights, alarms and additional locks and padlocks, but also simple measures like chaining bikes, ladders and lawnmowers inside garages.

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Post-coding possessions is also recommended so stolen goods can be returned to their owners if they are recovered.

Anyone with information relating to the garage thefts should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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