Police warning as shed break-ins increase
POLICE are warning people to increase security following a spate of shed break-ins across north Dorset.
Inspector Shawn Whitley of Dorset Police said thefts from sheds and garages spiked in September with 20 incidents - up from six in September 2011.
A further seven break-ins have occurred so far this month.
He said: "I strongly urge people to install alarms and security lighting on sheds and other outbuildings.
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"These incidents have seen thieves snipping locks and taking high value items like chainsaws, lawnmowers, power tools and garden tools."
He also wants to hear from anyone who has seen anything suspicious or been offered items.
Call Dorset Police on 101.