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Residents urged to secure homes following double burglary

Posted on 23rd February 2018

We are appealing to the community for information – and urging everyone to ensure properties are secure – following two burglaries in quick succession in Padfield, Glossop.

Both the homes targeted were on Platt Street; one between 8.55pm and 9.30pm on Saturday, February 17 and the other between 8am on Friday, February 16 and 9.50am on Sunday, February 18.

The burglar(s) left one property empty handed after seemingly being scared off by the dog. However, a quantity of jewellery and electrical equipment was stolen from the other home.

SGT Nicola Bateman said: “We believe these two burglaries were probably committed by the same person or people.

“On both occasions, the offenders preyed upon insecure properties and we are urging everyone in the local area not to allow themselves to be next.

“It is little things that can leave you vulnerable; the door left unlocked, the window left open, the keys left in the door or announcing your holiday on social media – anything that makes life easier for a potential burglar.

“Detailed safety advice is available on the Derbyshire Constabulary website here.

“If you saw anything suspicious in the area during the weekend of 16th, 17th and 18th of February, if you’ve been offered goods you think may have been stolen, or have any information, I’d be delighted to hear from you.”

If you do have any information, please call SGT Nicola Bateman on 101, quoting reference 18000078673.

Alternatively, send her a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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