Police renew shed alert in Melksham

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Wiltshire Police are continuing to warn homeowners to secure outbuildings after more sheds were broken into in Melksham.

Sheds in Loxley Close, Forest Road and Littlejohn Avenue were entered overnight on Friday, although nothing was reported stolen.

A garage was broken into in Severn Road and a £2,000 red Stumpjumper Expert trail bike, with white pedals, was stolen overnight on May 2.

The latest police warning follows an alert the week before, when three sheds were broken into in Victoria Road, Trowbridge, and items taken.

Police are urging people to note identification details and take photos of valuable items, to help identify their property if it is stolen.

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11:47pm Sat 11 May 13

beetawix says...

as noted in comment on previous article, thieves break into locked sheds after which the police warn us to lock our sheds.
as noted in comment on previous article, thieves break into locked sheds after which the police warn us to lock our sheds. beetawix
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8:10am Sun 12 May 13

mighty mac says...

when these thieves are caught cut there hands off
when these thieves are caught cut there hands off mighty mac
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10:21am Sun 12 May 13

Mrs Donnyfly says...

mighty mac wrote:
when these thieves are caught cut there hands off
A far simpler solution would be to allow us to keep a firearm so that we can defend our property. Any potential thief might think twice if there's the possibility they might get shot at.
[quote][p][bold]mighty mac[/bold] wrote: when these thieves are caught cut there hands off[/p][/quote]A far simpler solution would be to allow us to keep a firearm so that we can defend our property. Any potential thief might think twice if there's the possibility they might get shot at. Mrs Donnyfly
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10:31pm Sun 12 May 13

beetawix says...

While a firearm provides the most deserving response to shed thieves I fear that if used, shed protection would be no defense when you get tried in court.
My shed is surrounded by junk, making access at night fdifficult and likely to make such a noise as to scare off an intruder hopefully with a sprained ankle and cuts and bruises.
While a firearm provides the most deserving response to shed thieves I fear that if used, shed protection would be no defense when you get tried in court. My shed is surrounded by junk, making access at night fdifficult and likely to make such a noise as to scare off an intruder hopefully with a sprained ankle and cuts and bruises. beetawix
  • Score: 3

10:40pm Sun 12 May 13

beetawix says...

mighty mac wrote:
when these thieves are caught cut there hands off
they probably won't be caught.
[quote][p][bold]mighty mac[/bold] wrote: when these thieves are caught cut there hands off[/p][/quote]they probably won't be caught. beetawix
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