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Thieves break into allotments 

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Roger Hooper Allotment Chairman

Kent Police is investigating a number of reported break-ins at allotments in Lydd, Herne Bay and Ramsgate.
Garden equipment, including lawnmowers, small hand tools and even BBQ gas bottles where among items reported stolen from sheds in Robin Hood Lane, Lydd, between 7pm on Friday 17th March and 8.30am on Saturday 18th March 2017.
Roger Hooper, allotment chairman, told The Looker: “In total 21 sheds where broken into, so the thieves must have been on the site for some time and I would expect someone saw something.”
David Dickenson told us: “I am not saying that they had previously visited the site, but to walk round in the pitch dark they seemed to know exactly where they were going. I lost a number of bits and it feels terrible that your personal effects have been taken. Most of us here are pensioners; it’s not about the money, but many of us put a lot of time love and effort into our allotments and for these people to do this sickens us.”
Investigating officer, PC Scott Stretton, said: ‘We have been carrying out our enquiries at the allotments and handing out advice on ways in which shed owners can help to protect themselves from this type of crime.
‘We urge anyone who saw anything to contact us as soon as possible as the information could be extremely helpful to our investigation.’
Anyone with information or who sees any items which look suspicious should call 01843 222289 quoting reference ZY/10676/17 for Lydd. Alternatively call Kent Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.