BROMSGROVE residents have been warned to be on their guard after a number of garage and shed break-ins across the district, all within three days.
Between 3pm on May 3 and 8am on May 4, a garage was broken into in York Road, Sidemoor.
Then, in Pennine Road, between 11pm on May 4 and 8.30am on May 5, a shed was broken into after thieves broke into the back garden via a gate. A bike and jigsaw power tool was stolen on that occasion.
And then, between 7pm on May 4 and 7.20am on May 5, a shed was broken into on Bewell Head, Sidemoor.
On that occasion, a set of golf clubs were stolen.
Following the spate of burglaries, the police are advising residents to take a number of security measures in a bid to combat the crimes and make the thieves think twice.
Among them are to install well positioned external lights, to fit a closed shackle padlock to the door of the building, to fit grilles or mesh to the windows and to invest in shed alarms.
Anyone offered any of the stolen goods, anyone who witnessed the incidents or anyone with any information should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.