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Chainsaw and strimmer stolen after burglars target two West Berkshire outbuildings

Sheds and garages at rural homes targeted by thieves

Dan Cooper

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Dan Cooper

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A CHAINSAW and a strimmer have been stolen after two West Berkshire sheds and garages were targeted by burglars.

At sometime between Thursday April 9 and Tuesday April 14,  someone has broken into a shed in Bath Road, Midgham, by forcing open the door. A chainsaw, strimmer and petrol cannister were taken from inside.

On Tuesday April 14, at sometime during the morning, someone has broken into the garage of a property in Yattendon Road, Hermitage by cutting the double doors with bolt croppers.

The offender(s) also broke into two sheds in the grounds and police are now checking to see what items have been stolen.

Police have advised people not leave a garage or garden shed unlocked, especially if it has a connecting door to the house, and to fit strong padlocks and hardware to shed and garage doors.

Other advice is to make sure that the doors are solid enough not to be kicked in, fit locks or bars to windows, lock ladders inside your garage or shed and to mark garden tools and machinery with your postcode.

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