Arrived on site this morning to find the site locked up as usual but on closer inspection found the garage door already open. Checking carefully it was obvious someone had broken open the door (a yale lock) and ransacked the place taking an almost new chain saw, Stihl hedge trimmer and a few other items.
I immediately reported it to the Police who will send someone over to check for finger prints, but don’t expect much other activity.
I will now have to take more strident action to prevent any further thefts – security lights, deadbolts, camera etc.
Update – PC Cowell, visited us on site and said this was a typical rural crime. Thieves target two stroke equipment as high value mobile items. He suggested I fit security lights and cctv as a detterent.