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Appeal and reminder to shop keepers to be alert following burglaries in Bakewell and Tideswell

Posted on 19th January 2018

We are appealing for information and advising residents and local businesses to be alert to any suspicious activity following burglaries at businesses in Bakewell and Tideswell.

There were four reports of incidents where premises in the area were targeted during one weekend.

A shop on Commercial road, Tideswell, was targeted at around 3.15am on Saturday, January 13 and a large amount of cigarettes were stolen.

Sometime overnight between Saturday, January 13 and Sunday, January 14 a restaurant and a charity shop on Portland Square, Bakewell, were broken in to, and a till and a safe taken.

A door was also damaged to a shop on Matlock Street, Bakewell during the same period.

We would encourage local businesses to be alert, and to consider reviewing security around their premises, including:

  • Ensure all doors and windows are secure before leaving
  • Fit good quality windows and doors, and anti-thrust bolts.
  • Consider installing outside security lighting, intruder alarms, video surveillance cameras or to fit shutters and grilles.
  • To bank any cash and not leave it in the premises overnight. Any money or valuables that are left overnight should be stored in a good quality safe.

Did you notice anything suspicious or have any information which could help our inquiries? If so, please call PCSO Anthony Boswell on 101 or send him a message online through the Contact Us page of the website, by clicking here.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

To report suspicious activity or a crime call Derbyshire police on 101, the non emergency number, except in an emergency or when a crime is being committed, when the number should always be 999.

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