POLK COUNTY -- Anyone with rented storage sheds in the Polk County area should be on alert following multiple burglaries to these sheds, according to the Polk County Sheriff's Department.
"Investigators would like anyone with rented storage sheds in the area to be alert to recent burglaries to these sheds. We have discovered some sheds which have had padlocks cut off, and less expensive padlocks put back on in their place. This allows the theives to return and reenter those sheds at a later time.
"Please consider using the highest quality padlock you can on rental storage sheds. Some are extremely difficult to defeat.
"Also contact local law enforcement if you observe suspicious activity around storage sheds, and report immediately if you find your padlock has been replaced.
"Local renters are asked to check their sheds at their earliest convenience to make certain they have not been victimized."
Per Polk County Sheriff's Department