In the last 4 months many gardening companies, including my own, have had garden machinery stolen out of vehicles and gardens whilst working in the south-west of Sheffield (Dore, Ecclesall, Whirlow, Crosspool, Nether Edge, Endcliffe). The thieves, sometimes wearing hi-viz jackets, have been seen in various cars and transit vans. I personally have had 2 Stihl blowers and a Stihl hedge trimmer stolen after having my vehicle window put through. These people must be selling the stolen equipment to someone. I would ask that all gardeners be extra vigilant and that anyone who sees anything suspicious report it to the Police otherwise, if not stopped, the thieves are going to put gardeners out of business.