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Security reminder following Hadfield, Padfield and New Mills break-ins

Posted on 2nd April 2015

Residents living in Hadfield, Padfield and New Mills are being encouraged to boost their home security following a number of incidents in the area.

Over recent weeks, police have received reports of break-ins at properties in the High Peak and are asking residents to be on the look-out for suspicious activity.

Between 9.30am and 4.15pm on Friday, March 27, thieves gained entry into a property on Buxton Road, New Mills by forcing open a rear window. Once inside, offenders stole the home owners car keys and drove off in their red coloured Seat Ibiza. (CR/12981/15)

Two wedding rings and an Armani men’s wrist watch were amongst items stolen after thieves entered a property on Post Street in Padfield. The incident took place between 1.15pm and 7.10pm on Tuesday, March 24. (CR/12261/15)

Over the last week, offenders also gained entry into a property on Watford Lodge, New Mills and Sutton Way in Hadfield, however nothing was stolen.

Following the incidents, police are urging residents to report anyone acting suspiciously in the area as this could help to make the difference in a potential crime being stopped.

Homeowners are being encouraged to ensure that their properties are properly secure, with the doors and windows locked, before leaving or going to bed. Ensure that any valuables, including home and car keys, are removed from the locks and kept out of view from passers-by.

Anyone with any information about the above crimes is asked to call 101, quoting the crime number mentioned above, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For more crime prevention advice or to speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood 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.