Patrols increased in Lewes after spate of shed break-ins and thefts
Patrols in Lewes have been increased following a spate of break-ins and thefts at sheds.
Police said five shed break-ins had been reported this week, all of which saw tools and electrical items stolen from inside locked or secure sheds.
Officers are advising homeowners to review the security of their sheds and check locks are secure, not rusted from a wet winter or needing replacing.
Patrols in the area have been increased at the reported times and police are reminding residents to register or mark their tools in an attempt to deter burglars from stealing such items, a spokesman said.
Marked or registered tools and electrical items are less appealing to those wishing to commit these types of offences, according to police.
Visit websites such as Immobilise to register items, or shop online for permanent marking pens which can be used to mark your items, police said.