Man arrested after string of burglaries in Amber Valley
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A man has been arrested after several burglaries were reported in the Amber Valley area over a 24-hour period.
The first burglary happened in the early hours of 6 June at a home in Main Road, Ripley, where mobile phones, a purse containing cash and bank cards, a kindle fire and fishing tackle were reported stolen.
At around 5am that day a burglar in Pentrich, attempted to gain entry to a house and car in Main Road, before stealing a bottle of milk from outside the property.
A short time later at around 5.30am bank cards, mobile phones and a Nintendo Switch rucksack were taken from another house in Main Road. The bank cards were later used for transactions in Somercotes and Selston.
A further two burglaries were reported in Main Road on 6 and 7 June, one in which a coat and a Swiss army knife were stolen and another where a wheelbarrow was loaded with lead before being taken.
A 41-year-old man from the South Normanton area has now been arrested in connection with the incidents. He was released on Saturday (18 June) on police bail while enquiries continue.