Police urge residents to remain vigilant following Buxton burglaries

Posted on 4th February 2014

Officers are urging residents to be extra vigilant and to report suspicious activity to police following day time burglaries in Buxton.

Between 1.45pm and 5.45pm on Thursday, January 28, offenders gained entry to a property on Hargate Road by smashing the conservatory window.

Jewellery was taken from the address including gold earrings with a diamond stone set, a gold bracelet with charms including a bible, stork Anchor boat and lock and a ladies wristwatch.

On the same date between 3pm and 8.45pm, offenders forced open the rear patio door and made an untidy search of a property on Carlisle Road.

Foreign currency was taken including Turkish Lira, Euro’s and American Dollars.

Officers will be increasing high visibility patrols in the area at key times and are encouraging all residents to remain vigilant to report any suspicious activity to police to help to stop a crime before it happens.

Residents are being encouraged to increase their home security by ensuring that valuable items such as mobile phones and laptops are not left on display and windows and doors are securely locked when you leave the house or go to bed.

Other advice includes ensuring that house and car keys are removed from locks and from view of windows and to consider leaving a light on or using timers if you are going out after dark.

To report any suspicious behaviour in your area call 101, the non-emergency number, except in an emergency when the number is always 999.

To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team call 101.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.