Thieves are continuing to target private properties across the Magherafelt area to steal tools and garden equipment.
Sheila Henderson, the Crime Prevention Officer, is urging local residents to secure their property.
“Always locked tools and equipment away in a garage or secure shed when you have finished working with them and when you are away from the house.
“It is not just the replacement costs, but also the inconvenience that many people will find frustrating.”
Advice on any aspect of home or business security can be obtained from the CPO bon contacting Magherafelt police station on 101, the non-emergency number.