I received the following message from Neighbourhood Watch (dated today):
Please make your members and neighbours aware of an increase in non domestic burglaries of sheds and garages.
Hucclecote and Abbeymead and adjacent areas seem to be the current hot-spot of activity.
The offences are occurring at night and are a mixture of insecure and forced entry. A large number of offences are where cycles are removed. Some premises have had expensive cycles targeted so it is imperative that if you do own such a cycle you review your external security and that you secure it inside the locked premises by chaining it to something secure.
Please pass this message out to your neighbours and ask them to report any related suspicious activity to the police immediately.
So please check your cycle (and shed and garage) security, be on the alert for suspicious activity and please pass this information on to your neighbours (or just tell them to check the blog… and thanks for spreading the word)!