This week, a builders firm has admitted it is to face up to a bill of £50,000 after thieves took a whole range of expensive equipment from a development they were working on in Portsmouth, Hampshire.
The intruders broke in to the site, in Clarendon Road, Southsea last Tuesday night and took everything valuable they could get their hands on, including a number of power tools.
In order to get to what they were after, the criminals broke door locks and tore down doors leaving a trail of destruction in their wake.
The burglars even tried to return the following night, but this time Aaron Willis, a carpenter working on the development, was waiting for them. The police were called and the three male intruders fled the scene just as the sirens sounded.
Break-ins such as this one just seem to emphasise the need for security arrangements to be put in place when working on any development.
Burglar alarms and other security equipment could prove to be invaluable should intruders ever attempt to gain access to the site. These security precautions can also work as a deterrent to any would-be thieves and make them think twice before attempting such a break-in.