Overstrand Parish Council

Police warning – High Value garden tools and machinery stolen

Message from PC313 Peter Davison, Community Engagement Officer – North Norfolk

Please can you help us get a message out to all sports clubs, groups and businesses within your parish who may have garden tools and machinery stored on their premises.

Within the last 24 hours, a shed was broken into and a ride on lawn mower stolen from a Cricket Club at Ingham (near Sea Palling). This follows a similar incident at Caister Cemetery, where three sheds on the site were broken into between 7pm on Wednesday 8 July and 7am on Thursday 9 July. Garden machinery such as chains saws, a strimmer, a mower and a hedge trimmer, were among the items stolen.

We don’t know at this stage if the two incidents are connected but we are urging grounds and businesses that keep tools on site to review their security and ensure crime prevention measures are in place. We also advise keeping a list of everything of value; recording details of make, model & serial numbers with photographs if possible. And to mark tools and machinery to deter thieves and ensure they are identifiable as yours.

Further crime prevention advice can be found at www.norfolk.police.uk