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Outbuildings in a third Teesdale village targeted by thieves
OUTBUILDINGS in a third Teesdale village have been targeted by would-be thieves.
Sheds in Gainford and Staindrop have been attacked during recent weeks.
And in nearby Ingleton, the attempted theft from a shed took place at a property in Front Street at about 10.15pm on Saturday, March 16.
Police said on this occasion the would-be thief, who appeared to be acting alone, was disturbed and ran off before gaining entry to the outbuilding.
In Gainford, allotment holders have been warned to keep their property securely under lock and key after thieves broke into several wooden sheds on the site.
And in Staindrop, a large Dewalt circular saw and a Mikita heavy duty drill were stolen when a number of garages in Queen's Head Wynd were broken into sometime overnight between March 13 and 14.
Sergeant Simon Rogers, of Barnard Castle Police, said officers were concentrating their efforts on tackling the spate of thefts.
He confirmed the latest attempted break-in could be linked to the incidents in Gainford and Staindrop.
Anyone with information about any of the thefts from sheds should contact Barnard Castle Police on 101.