Plants, flowers, solar lights, statues, concrete blocks and other items are going missing from lawns and gardens in Sherwood Park.
Strathcona County RCMP are currently investigating the thefts. Police have received over 20 reports from homeowners of items being stolen from yards and gardens since the beginning of May.
Many of the thefts have occurred in the Glen Allan area of Sherwood Park but reports have also come in from other neighbourhoods, including Charlton Heights, Clarkdale Meadows and Heritage Hills.
It’s not yet clear how many suspects are involved.
According to RCMP, outdoor thefts are more common in warmer months. They encourage homeowners to take steps to protect their property by keeping a picture or video record of their belongings, marking their belongings with their initials or postal code, storing their property out of sight overnight, using motion-sensor lighting and calling in about any suspicious vehicles or behaviour.
Anyone with information about the thefts is asked to call the Strathcona County RCMP or Crime Stoppers.