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Raiders break into shed in Weymouth
5:30am Wednesday 2nd October 2013 in News
A BURGLARY victim says he is ‘frustrated and angry’ after thieves stole bikes and tools from his shed.
Dave Read woke up one morning to find burglars had broken into his back garden shed in Cobham Drive, Weymouth, during the night.
A white Carerra mountain bike, a black Apollo mountain bike, an orange Flymo strimmer, a grey B&Q cordless drill and a bag of hand tools were stolen.
The 44-year-old, a coach driver at Bluebird, said: “I had gone into the shed the night before and locked it all up again and on the following morning my wife found that it had been broken into.
“The bikes were expensive but the tools were quite old, just for jobs around the house.
“It’s the hassle of going through the insurance and trying to replace it all.
“I only bought the bikes in March. They cost £300 and £200 each.
“We decided to treat ourselves and it’s such a shame that they are gone.”
Mr Read, who lives at the house with wife Lynn and daughter Eloise, said: “They didn’t take the charging point for the strimmer and they left the batteries for the drill and they left the grass box for the lawnmower.
“It’s absolutely ridiculous and makes me angry.
“My daughter sleeps in the room overlooking the back garden and she didn’t hear anything.
“It’s just frustrating to think that someone came round the back and carried everything away.”
He added: “It’s a real intrusion as well and it’s not nice to think someone has been in our garden.
“This sort of thing is quite rare for this area, all the neighbours were quite surprised when they found out because it’s quite a quiet estate.
“Thank goodness no one was hurt and they didn’t come in the house.”
Police have warned residents to check their sheds and outbuildings are secured after the break-in, which happened between 10pm on Sunday, September 22 and 7am on Monday, September 23.
A spokesman for Dorset Police urged residents to check their security and to contact their local Safer Neighbourhood Team for burglary advice.
Anyone with information can contact Dorset Police on 101 or Crime Stoppers on 0800 555 111, quoting crime number 039832.
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