Thieves Strike Again

Thieves hit Leeds allotments again.

Now the thieves have hit Hayley’s Field allotments and got away with some valuable power mowers and other tools. Then they came back to Ash Road and managed to open the already damaged doors of a shipping container and get away with a ride-on mower worth about £7k. This time they had some good bolt cutters and cut a heavy motor bike chain holding the doors shut. They were very determined to get what they wanted.

Some suggestions:

  • A big sign saying CCTV is in operation. Maybe a dummy camera if you can’t manage a real one.
  • Take photos of valuable stuff and keep them safe off the site somewhere, along with purchase receipts and serial numbers
  • Chain valuable equipment to the floor.
  • Enlist neighbors to report suspicious activity at night.