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Buxton North officers team up to crackdown on burglars

Posted on 11th March 2015

Officers in Buxton North will be teaming up as part of a targeted operation to crackdown on criminals in the area.

Police have recently received reports of burglaries within the communities of Glossop, Hadfield and New Mills and this operation aims to tackle that issue.

Two youths, aged 13 and 15-years-old were arrested by officers after they were disturbed removing the fence panels to enter a garden of a property on The Croft in Hadfield. The incident took place at around 4pm on Tuesday, March 10.

Overnight between 5.30pm on Tuesday, March 10 and 8.45am on Wednesday, March 11, offenders forced open the window of a property on Rock Mill Lane in New Mills. An untidy search was carried out and a laptop stolen during the incident.

The operation, which will launch tonight (Wednesday, March 11), will see officers carrying out high visibility and plain clothed patrols across the section to deter offenders and catch thieves in the act.

PC Sherry Kenyon from the Glossop Policing Team said: “We are asking residents in the area for their support by being our eyes and ears during the operation.

“We would like to reassure residents following the recent burglaries, and are also encouraging them to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to us so that we can stop a crime from happening.”

The team will be heading out on increased patrols and stop searches will be carried out where necessary.

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