Police investigating a spate of shed thefts in Runcorn urge witnesses to be extra vigilant Date published: 17th August 2017 3.53pm

Police investigating a number of incidents involving equipment being stolen from sheds are urging residents in Runcorn to be extra vigilant.

Officers are aware of 20 reports which have taken place between Thursday, 3 August and Wednesday, 16 August in the Heath area.

Detective Constable Ciara Murphy, of Runcorn Local Policing Unit, said: “We are determined to catch those who are committing these crimes but we also need the public’s help. I want to urge the local community to contact officers if they see anyone acting suspiciously in the area or if they have any CCTV footage which could be relevant to the investigation to pass it onto us.

“I also want to remind residents to never leave their sheds unlocked and to have them fitted with strong padlocks.”

Anyone with any information is asked to contact Cheshire Police on 101. Information can also be passed on anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.