Posted on 20th April 2017
Our burglary detectives are asking for information after a spree of break-ins centred on a part of the ring road in Derby.
The four break-ins all happened between Tuesday, April 4 and Saturday, April 8, centred around the Kenilworth Ave/Newdigate Street of the A5111 ring road.
On Tuesday, April 4, someone entered a house on Caxton Street between 8.45am and 11.30am and stole cash and a mobile from the kitchen.
On Thursday, April 6, someone entered a house on Sinfin Lane between 10am and 4.20pm, stole x-box controllers and a set of car keys which they then used to steal an Audi A4 from the address. Detectives believe that the car may have been seen at 3.10pm that day on Osprey Close with the number plates being changed.
Between 5.30pm on the same day and 2.20pm on Saturday, April 8, someone entered a house on Crewe Street and stole vehicle documents and a passport. Then in the early hours of Friday, April 7 someone entered a house on Clarence Road via an insecure window and stole a Dell touch screen laptop computer.
Detective Sergeant Steve Bruce, from our burglary investigation unit, said: “We would like to speak to anyone who has any information or who thinks that they may have seen anything suspicious on the days and times concerned in this area.
“Sometimes it is little pieces of information that come together that enables us to get justice for victims and so I would urge anyone who does have any information to make contact with us.
“In all of these cases it would appear that the offender has been able to enter the houses without having to force entry and so we would urge householders to ensure that their property is secure when they leave the house.”
Detective Sergeant Bruce also issued the following advice:
- Lock doors and windows every time you leave the house, even when you are in the garden
- Store keys, including your car keys, out of sight and away from the front door area
- Hide wallets, identity cards, passports and cash
- Register items with serial numbers such as mobile phones, computers and games consoles at www.imobilise.com
- Consider setting up a Neighbourhood Watch scheme.
A leaflet is attached (above right) with further helpful hints.
If you think you can help, please call Steve on 101 quoting reference number 17000145096.
Alternatively send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here.
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org