Posted on 17th July 2018
Officers are reminding residents to make sure their homes are secure whenever they are out, asleep or in the garden after burglaries in Charlesworth, Simmondley, Hadfield and Tintwistle areas of Glossop.
The most recent happened on Hadfield Road at Hadfield in Hadfield on Sunday, July 8. A purse was stolen from the kitchen of a house, and the cards inside later used at stores in Hollingworth.
There have been three further reports of sneak-in type burglaries in the area during the past five weeks.
Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeant Nicki Bateman said: “We tend to see more of this type of incident, where thieves take advantage of insecure windows and doors, when the weather is nice.
“As the fine weather continues, we would urge residents to take some simple steps such as locking doors and closing ground floor windows when going to bed, going into the garden or even when just leaving the room.”
Residents are also advised not to leave valuables in places where they can be seen from the outside and to store house and vehicle keys in a safe place and not near a door or window where they could be reached.
If anyone has any information, or to report any suspicious activity please get in touch by using one of the following non-emergency contact methods.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Please note in the event of an emergency, or if a crime is in progress, you should always call 999.
For advice on crime prevention you can visit the Derbyshire police website, by clicking here.