Kent Police is reminding residents to keep garages and sheds secure following a number of break-ins reported in Coxheath and Hunton.
A block of approximately 15 garages was targeted in The Beacons, Coxheath, overnight on Wednesday 20 January. A number of residents reported padlocks being removed and items disturbed, although several of the buildings are currently vacant.
Meanwhile, a shed in the East Street area of Hunton was also reportedly burgled and two quad bikes stolen.
Chief Inspector Mick Gardner, district commander for Maidstone, said: ‘While crime in rural areas is thankfully rare, we must all remember to do whatever we can to prevent would-be offenders from entering buildings and stealing items that do not belong to them.
‘Garden sheds, outbuildings and garages are often packed with tools, machinery and other valuable equipment, and are a tempting prospect for thieves. That is why it is important to take the right precautions to reduce the risk of having your property stolen, and getting it traced and returned to you if it’s taken.
Posted on: 21 January 2016