Police offer advice after sheds and barns burgled in Mildenhall

Police have warned of the importance of crime prevention after several burglaries in Mildenhall.

Padlocks on farm buildings in Holywell Row were cut and a Land Rover Discovery, with registration M558 DCL, stolen along with cash.

A padlock was cut from a wooden shed of a home in The Street, Holywell Row, but nothing was taken.

A quad bike and crop sprayer were stolen from an insecure barn in Mildenhall Road, West Row.

A Suffolk Police spokesman said most incidents occurred overnight between Monday and Tuesday, and added that police are conducting patrols to identify and target offenders.

Suffolk Police offered the following crime prevention tips to stay one step ahead of criminals:

-Do not neglect the hinge either side and use security screws or bolts through their fixings

-Fit good quality mortice locks or padlocks one third up and one third down on the door to reduce the leverage available

-Secure the windows with a weld mesh or a crime shield product secured from the inside remove the window if not required.

-Fit a security light and shed alarm to deter potential thieves

-Use padlocks and chains to secure high value items including power tools, lawnmowers and cycles to an anchor and each other

-Overtly security mark your property with your house number and postcode.

Calls with information on the above incidents can be made to Sgt Chris Chisnall on 101, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.