THE better weather means we can all enjoy our gardens a lot more.
But it also means thieves know there are easy, and rich, pickings to be had across Huddersfield.
Burglary of garden sheds and theft of garden equipment is one of the fastest growing crimes.
Your garden furniture and tools are very saleable items so you must make it as difficult as possible for any would-be thief to get to your property. If you have a shed, fit good locks to doors and windows and always use them. Remember to lock all doors and windows to your house when out in the garden, and do not make it easy for sneak-in thieves.
Equipment such as mowers and power tools should never be left unattended in the garden, so make sure you put it away when you have finished using it.
Walls, fences and gates should always be kept in good condition, as they can help deter opportunist thieves.
We need your help to find the people in these CCTV images.
We need to talk to them about an offence of shoplifting at Matalan, The Ringway Centre, Beck Road, Huddersfield.
It happened between 4pm and 4.30pm on Thursday, April 15.
A woman with a child entered the store and went to the children’s clothing section. She then went to the menswear section while being watched by security staff.
The woman was seen to pick clothing from displays and place them in a bag.
She walked to the exit door and was then challenged by security staff. The woman became abusive and had to be held to stop her from running away.
She was taken back into the shop, but a man then joined her, shouting abuse at staff and dragging the woman away.
The items of clothing were recovered by security officers.
The woman was white, in her late 20s, slim, with mousy hair in a ponytail, wearing a black jacket and blue jeans.
The male was white, in his early 30s and stocky with black short hair. He had tattoos on both arms, was around 6ft tall and was wearing jeans and a T-shirt.
The child who had been in the shop was seen to climb into a white van.
The officer in charge is PC John Booth, NPT Hudds North, who can be contacted on 0845 6060606 or Crimestoppers 0800 555 111.