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Police issue crime prevention advice to Dronfield residents after a number of burglaries

Posted on 9th October 2014

Police issue crime prevention advice after a number of burglaries in the Dronfield area.

Officers are investigating a number of burglaries and attempt burglaries over the past month in North Derbyshire.

Two houses were broken into on Green Lane, Dronfield, one took place on Tuesday, September 30 between 12pm and 5.20pm and the other on Sunday, September 9 between 6.15pm and 8.05pm. Cash was stolen at both properties.  

A third burglary occurred at a house on Shakespere Street in Holmewood on Wednesday, October 1 at 9.20am where a laptop was stolen.

Two houses were attempted to be broken into on Stubley Croft, Dronfield Woodhouse and Salisbury Road, Dronfield.

Inspector Glenn Hoggard who is in charge of policing for North East and Clay Cross said: “We would like to remind the public to ensure that windows and doors are locked, even when you are in the house, upstairs or in the garden remember to locks doors.

“Make sure that valuable items such as mobile phones and laptops are not left on display. Remove house and car keys from view of windows and do not leave them in locks.

“Installing outside lighting and cutting back shrubbery are simple, low cost crime prevention measures that most people can carry out to help try and prevent their property becoming a target.

“If home owners have a burglar alarm installed ensure that it is used and if anyone sees anything suspicious they are asked to call police on 101.”  

For further crime prevention advice contact your local Safer Neighbourhood team. If you have information about any of the burglaries please contact Derbyshire police on 101.

To report crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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