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Security advice following New Mills burglaries

Posted on 4th April 2017

We are encouraging New Mills residents to boost their security following burglaries in the town.

This follows reports of break-ins at homes over the last two weeks, including Arden Street and properties on Church Road.

The most recent burglary took place on Wednesday, March 22 at a property on Dale Road, New Mills. Sometime between midnight and 6am, thieves removed a downstairs window to gain entry to the property.

Once inside, they stole a black leather wallet containing bank cards, before taking a set of vehicle keys and driving off in the homeowner’s white Ford van. (17000120353)

A hairdressers on Market Street, New Mills was also targeted by thieves after the glass panel of the door was smashed in an attempt to steal straighteners from the window display. The incident took place sometime between 5am and 5.30am on Sunday, March 26. (17000126721)

Following the incidents, officers from the New Mills and Hayfield Safer Neighbourhood Team have been carrying out increased patrols in the town and have also been visiting residents to offer crime prevention and security advice.

The team are encouraging residents in the town to take steps to boost their security to further protect their property from being targeted by thieves.

This includes making sure that all windows and doors are properly locked before leaving your home unattended, especially with the warmer months approaching, and ensuring that any valuables, personal documents and car keys are left out of view from passers-by.

Homeowners are also being advised to consider using timer switches or leaving a light on when not at home, and to also draw their curtains to prevent the prying eye of a thief.

Do you have information that could help our inquiries? If so, please call DC Colin Jones on 101, quoting the occurrence number stated above, or by sending him a message online here

To report a crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

To speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood policing team call 101, or send them a message online.

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