President of the Berkshire Downs/Upper Lyndhurst Neighbourhood Watch, Marks Mthonti, thought a double gate motor battery theft at his home was beginning to look like a personal attack.
The first attack was last Sunday, when his anti-theft gate motor bracket was cut off and the battery stolen.
Mthonti mounted a new motor on a concrete slab and added a new anti-theft bracket, but on Friday he came home to another theft. The concrete slab was broken, the steel bracket cut, and the battery stolen.
He has a double gate which swings out, leaving his motor outside the property.