THIEVES tried to steal garden equipment from a shed.
The attempted theft of a lawn mower and a strimmer was among 11 crimes reported to police in the Long Streets area of Hendon during a five-week period.
Officers have also investigated three thefts from back yards. Three of the crimes took place in Villette Road –- an assault, an attempted fraud at the Post Office cash machine and a window smashed with a brick.
Searches by police uncovered two people in possession of cannabis and one who had a blade.
Residents of the Long Streets can meet neighbour bobbies at the Salvation Army citadel in Cairo Street, on Monday, September 16, at 6.30pm.