Neighbourhood Watch News Article
Published: 16th March 2011
Herts Police is asking local residents to be their ’eyes and ears’ to help tackle theft after a number of thefts of metal from gardens across the county.
Detective Inspector Gerry McDonald, who is leading the Force’s activity to reduce metal thefts under ’Operation Devon’ commented: ”You know your neighbourhood - if someone is acting suspiciously or if there are vehicles in the area that you wouldn’t usually expect to see, please contact us with the details on 0845 33 00 222. It could help prevent a crime being committed.
If you disturb somebody or see anyone acting suspiciously in your garden, please call police immediately on 999.
If you are approached by anyone asking if you have any scrap metal to get rid of, ask to see their waste carrier licence and, if they are unable to produce one, please let police know.
Don’t forget to keep your shed and garden secure too - put away tools and gardening equipment securely after use - they could be stolen or even used to break into your home if left lying around - and remember to lock your shed, preferably with two ’hasp and staple’ locks near the top and bottom of the door.
For more advice visithttp://www.herts.police.uk
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