Charlesworth residents urged to boost security following thefts

Residents in Charlesworth and Glossop are being urged to protect their property from thieves following theft of tools and high value bikes in the area. A black Harley Davidson motorbike was stolen after thieves forced their way into a garage on Marple Road in Charlesworth. The incident took place between midnight on Thursday, October 15 and 10am the following morning. Offenders made off with three high value bikes after using tools to force open the garage door at a property on Tomwood Rise in Charlesworth.

Two black and white Cube Acid mountain bikes and a red coloured Specialized mountain bike were stolen from the address sometime between 6pm on Thursday, October 15 and 9am on Saturday, October 17.
Power tools and a valuable mountain bike were also stolen from three garages in the Charlesworth area overnight on Thursday, October 15. These took place along Lee Vale Drive and Long Lane.
Officers from the area’s Safer Neighbourhood team are also urging motorists, particularly tradespeople, to consider the security of their vehicles after power tools were stolen from vans in Glossop and Charlesworth over the last week.
The incidents took place on Long Lane in Charlesworth and Totley Gardens, High Street West and Pikes Lane in Glossop.
Inspector Barry Doyle, who is in charge of policing in the area, said: “Over the last week we have received a number of reports from residents in Charlesworth and Glossop of high value items being stolen from garages and vans.
“We are appealing to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious in those areas, or who may have been offered second hand power tools or bikes, to contact us so that we can bring those responsible to justice.
“I would like to encourage residents to consider the security of their own sheds, garages and vehicles to prevent them from becoming targeted by thieves. This includes using a good quality lock, suitable to the strength of the door and security marking all valuable to make belongings much less attractive to thieves.
“For added security, consider a shed or garage alarm and use a heavy duty bike chain to further secure the bike.”
Anyone with any information about the incidents is asked to contact the Glossop or Gamesley Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood team or to pick up further crime prevention advice call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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