Police are appealing for information about a number of suspicious incidents that have occurred in Elm Close, Little Stoke, over the last few days.
A report circulated yesterday (Thursday) said police had been called at 6:45am on Wednesday morning after a man had been seen acting suspiciously in a garden. He made off when the householder shouted at him.
A similar incident was also reported at about 8:50am in Oaktree Crescent, Bradley Stoke.
A second news item put out today reported “half a dozen” attempts to break into a number of garages in Elm Close. These incidents are said to have occurred overnight Tuesday/Wednesday (17th/18th) and Wednesday/Thursday (18th/19th).
Police added that “in most cases no entry was gained and nothing stolen.”
Neighbourhood officers remind householders to ensure garages and sheds are sturdy and securely locked.
Officers recommend ‘Sold Secure‘ standard locks are used and say that so-called ‘shed alarms’ can be fitted inexpensively.
Thieves often target sheds and garages for bicycles, so lock them up with a Sold Secure chain and anchor point within the building. You should also mark them with your postcode and register them at www.immobilise.com.
Anyone with any information which could help police enquiries is asked to contact Filton Police Station on 101. Alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Photo: Garages in Elm Close, Little Stoke.