Mountain bikes stolen as thieves target Stanley sheds
Wakefield Police are urging people to make sure their sheds and garages are secure after two mountain bikes were stolen from Sandal.
A blue Norco mountain bike and a silver Pinnacle mountain bike were stolen from a shed on Barnsley Road on Friday, September 17.
The shed door was forced open by the thieves.
Officers are advising people to be on their guard and take a minute to check their security on outbuildings - as well as what they store inside.
They said, please consider:
*Installing coach bolts and clutch screws to the hinges of sheds – these cant be unscrewed from the outside.
*A closed shackle padlock to secure the door - this type of padlock is designed to expose as little of the shackle as possible making it more difficult to attack with bolt cutters and saws.
*If your shed or garage has windows to the front or side consider covering the glass to prevent offenders from being able to see the contents stored inside.
*Consider using a stand alone/battery operated sensor alarm.
*Lock large items together – makes it harder for them to be removed in bulk.
*Security marking – to improve the chances of getting them back in the event of loss or theft.
Further information/advice can be found on Shed and garage security | West Yorkshire Police