Police in Chesterfield and are appealing for information after 28 sheds were broken into in the area.
Overnight between 4.30pm on Monday, October 13 and 4.30am on Tuesday, October 14, thieves targeted an allotment site on Ashfield Road in Hasland.
28 sheds at the site were broken into and a quantity of gardening equipment was taken from within. This included eight hedge cutters, five garden shears, three hedge trimmers and a leaf blower.
A number of the sheds were also damaged as offenders attempted to gain entry.
Officers from the Hasland and St Leonards Safer Neighbourhood Team are urging residents in the area to consider their own security by ensuring that sheds, garages and outbuildings are properly secure and that any valuables are kept out of view.
Residents are also being actively encouraged to report any suspicious activity to police to help to stop a crime from happening.
The policing team have been tweeting messages to appeal for information following the breaks. To follow the team on Twitter, visit the site, search for @ChesterfieldSNT and click ‘follow’.
Anyone with any information or who may have been offered to purchase similar items to those stolen is asked to contact the team on 101, quoting incident 128 of 14.10.14.
To report a crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.