Tools stolen following spate of shed break-ins

Officers are advising residents to remain vigilant and ensure their outbuildings are properly secured following several incidents across Wilmslow.

Between Monday 11 March and the early hours of Tuesday 12 March, officers in Wilmslow responded to four burglaries involving sheds and outbuildings.

The first incident was reported at 1.47pm on Monday 11 March, when it was reported that an unlocked shed at an address on Buckingham Road had been entered after a gate at the rear of the property had been forced open. An unknown number of individuals entered the shed, but nothing was stolen.

Later that evening, at around 11.10pm a garage at an address on Knutsford Road was the subject of an attempted burglary, with an unknown number of individuals using a screwdriver to access the building. Luckily, this was unsuccessful and nothing was stolen.

However, officers later received a third call not long after at 11.26pm, with the caller reporting that an Open MIN.D bike had been stolen from a shed at an address on Northward Road.

A fourth call was then reported to officers at 12.20am on Monday 12 March at an address on Moor Lane. The caller reported that an unknown number of individuals had forcibly accessed a shed outside of their property and stole approximately £500 worth of tools.

There is currently no evidence of any of the incidents being linked, though detectives are keeping an open mind and are exploring all possibilities.

Officers are urging anyone with information about these incidents to come forward and are appealing for residents to take action to reduce their chances of becoming victims.

Inspector Nick Rogers, of Macclesfield Local Policing Unit, said "Enquiries in relation to these incidents are ongoing and I urge anyone with any information or footage regarding them to get in touch.

"Residents can also help us and themselves by making it as difficult as possible for criminals to enter their outbuildings.

"We'd recommend keeping any valuables you may have in your home or in a secure garage, shed or outbuilding with good security measures such as lighting, ground anchors, and have CCTV covering any blind spots."

If you have information relating to the recent burglaries in Wilmslow or any other information you think may be relevant, please contact Cheshire Police on 101 or via the website quoting IML1775882.

You can also give information anonymously via Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

Additionally overnight there has been a number of thefts from motor vehicles whereby a number of tools were taken. These thefts occurred on Wingfield Avenue, Wingfield Drive, Regent Bank and Nursery Lane.