Spate of thefts from garages in Colwick probed by police

Police have stepped up patrols in Colwick after a number of garages were broken into during the weekend.

Tools and a mountain bike were stolen by thieves who broke into three garages on Valeside Gardens.

Police believe the thefts took place on January 18 or in the early hours of January 19.

A spokesman for Nottinghamshire Police said: “We’re investigating after three garages were broken into on Valeside Gardens.


“Enquiries are ongoing and increased police patrols are taking place in the area and will continue over the coming days.

“If you saw anything suspicious in this area or have any information that could help, please call us”.

Thefts also took place from garages and sheds on Woodland Grove and Mile End Road area.

Officers have issued the following advice to residents to help them foil thieves

– Fit strong padlocks and hasps where possible to reduce risk of them being cut through.

– Consider fitting a battery operated alarm (Shed alarms work in a similar way)

– Security mark property and consider using anchor points to secure larger tools and equipment such as cycles/motorbikes etc

–  Register valuable property via the Immobilise website (particularly cycles)

– Consider any external lighting where possible.

– Consider CCTV

– Report any suspicious activity/behaviour to us on 101

Those with information can call police on 101 quoting incident 185 of 19 January.  You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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