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Arrests and increased patrols after spate of thefts from vehicles in Gedling

Police have arrested two men after overnight thefts from vehicles and have stepped up patrols in hot-spot areas in response to reports.

The positive action comes after reports of bank cards and other valuables being taken from vehicles in the Colwick, Netherfield and Mapperley areas this month.

A 24-year-old man has been questioned on suspicion of two counts of theft from a motor vehicle, fraud by false representation and possession of an offensive weapon in connection with reported incidents in Colwick and Netherfield.

A 46-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of theft from a motor vehicle and fraud by false representation over allegations of bank cards being taken from a car in Mapperley which were later used to buy items.

A 39-year-old man has also been voluntarily interviewed by police in connection with this alleged offence.

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Neighbourhood Inspector Chris Pearson, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Officers are continuing to work very hard to combat auto crime in hot-spot areas in Gedling and we are carrying out ongoing patrols in response to reports.

“I would like to reassure people that we will investigate reports, gather evidence and make arrests as part of our robust response to this crime type. I would also urge people to help us reduce offences by making sure they keep their vehicles locked and secure overnight, with any belongings removed.”

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