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We’re advising residents in the Derby area to make sure their doors and windows are always secure following a number of burglaries.
Our officers were first called to a report of a suspect entering a property on Almond Street in Derby at 1am on Tuesday 24 January. Several items were taken from the house before the offender ran off.
Between 6.10pm and 6.40pm on the same day, a report was made about muddy footprints being found on the upstairs carpet of a house close to Mickleover Golf Club. Around the same time another report was made about muddy footprint being found at a property close to the same golf course.
Items of jewellery and watches were taken from the second property with officers believing the two burglaries could be linked.
A fourth report was made between 3.30am and 4am on Wednesday 25 January about a person attempting to enter a house on Kings Road in Sandiacre. The homeowner was awoken by a loud noise and the offender ran off.
Detective Inspector Pete Hundal, leads the specialist team who investigates burglaries, says: “While these reports can be worrying you can do a few easy things to stop it including making sure all your windows and doors are secure at all times and if you do have a window or door open that you are either in the room at the same time or within earshot of it.
“If you do spot something suspicious of out of the ordinary, please report it to the police as soon as possible.”
If you’ve got information that might help our investigations into the four incident or think you might have been a victim, you can contact us using the methods below:
You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111, or by visiting the CrimeStoppers website.