Police are appealing for information following an attempted break-in to an outbuilding in Bradwell.
Offenders attempted to gain entry into an outbuilding at a property on the Outlands, Bradwell by using tools to force open the doors. No entry was gained however damage was caused to the outside of the door.
The incident took place overnight between 5.30pm on Friday, January 9 and 1pm on Saturday, January 10.
Although no entry was gained by thieves on this occasion, the incident has prompted officers to issue advice to help residents to further protect their property from being targeted.
Crime prevention advice for boosting security of sheds, garages and outbuildings include:
Fit a good quality lock to secure your shed, garage or outbuilding and make sure that it is appropriate to the strength of the door and frame;
Consider purchasing a shed alarm to help to deter a thief and secure any bikes with a quality chain even if they are inside the shed or garage;
Ensure that valuables are kept out of view from passers-by and consider covering your windows from the inside to prevent thieves from taking a look;
Mark all valuables with a property marking system such as SmartWater as this makes your belongings much less attractive to thieves as they realise that the goods can easily be identified as stolen and traced back to the original owner.
Anyone with any information about the incident, or who may have seen someone acting suspiciously in the area, is asked to contact PCSO Anthony Boswell on 101, quoting crime number 1374/15.
Alternatively, you can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
For more crime prevention advice contact the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101