Seven sheds hit by thieves in Hucknall

editorial image

Burglars targeted seven sheds in the seven days leading up to Thursday 23rd April.

The raided sheds were mainly in the Hucknall East area, but police are warning other shed owners to tighten up security.

Inspector John Butler said: “Please make sure your shed is fitted with a strong padlock and hasp and staple. If you can fit an alarm do so. Please make sure any valuable tools and equipment are marked using Smartwater or a UV pen. Always chain up cycles.”

On Tuesday 21st April in Papplewick Lane, a garden shed was broken into but nothing was stolen. Overnight on Monday 20th April in Nottingham Road, an unlocked shed was entered and searched, but nothing was taken.

On Monday 20th April, the locks to two sheds on Fir Close were forced and a black and white Canyon XC6 mountain bike and a black, green and white Merida racing bike were stolen from one. At 9.45pm on Tuesday 21st April in Abbots Walk, a shed door was forced by two unidentified offenders. They were disturbed and fled without taking anything.

Between 4.30pm on Friday 17th and 8.30am on Monday 20th April at a building site on Lancaster Road, a Hilti PR25 Laser Level and a Hilti Receiver were stolen from a container store. On Tuesday 21st April between 8am and 2pm in Almond Close, a black Ram 170 Quad bike with purple wheels was taken from the side of a house. A shed was also broken into and searched but nothing was taken.