A SPATE of break-ins have been reported in one Herefordshire village over the last few days, with tools targeted.

A Stihl strimmer and Stihl hedge cutter were stolen following a break-in at one Much Birch property between 10pm on September 8 and 6.15pm on September 9 OIS: (0720S 090919).

A garden shed at another village property was broken into overnight on September 9, but nothing was reported stolen (OIS: 0602S 090919).

And a second garage was broken into on the same night, with thieves making off with a Stihl chainsaw (OIS: 0076S 090919).

There have been several more break-ins reported in this vicinity in the same time period.

If you have information that you believe may be connection, please contact the Police on 101, quoting the OIS incident reference number given.

Remain vigilant around your area and report suspicious persons, vehicles or activity to the Police on 101.

Information can also be given anonymously to the Independent Charity, Crimestoppers, by calling 0800 555 111 or by visiting their website: www.crimestoppers-uk.org.