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Beeston: Man charged after home ransacked

Detectives investigating a burglary and attempted burglary at two homes in Beeston have now charged a suspect.

Officers attended within minutes and combed the area after reports a house in Bramcote Drive West had been ransacked around 3 pm on Tuesday (27 February 2024).

House-to-house inquiries were conducted and checks of CCTV footage provided a description of a suspect.

More investigative work was carried out after a report of suspicious activity at a house in Sidney Road, Beeston, during the same afternoon.

Meticulous work involving detectives from Nottinghamshire Police’s county criminal investigation department (CID) led to police arresting and charging a 39-year-old man in connection with both incidents.

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Response and neighbourhood officers, the county burglary team, and the Broxtowe county Operation Reacher team also provided support as part of a coordinated response to the reports.

Anthony Bailey, aged 39, of Stapleford, has now been charged with burglary and attempted burglary.

He has been remanded in custody and is next due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 29 March 2024.

The charge comes as an ongoing burglary crackdown in the Broxtowe borough continues to yield results, with local police teams focused on tackling this crime type as a priority.

This committed work has included increased hot spot patrols, daily targeted arrests of offenders, investigative ownership by the local CID team, and crime prevention advice to victims.

Inspector Mike Ebbins, district commander for Broxtowe, said: “Investigating burglaries is a local crime priority for Broxtowe and I am delighted the hard work of our local teams has secured these latest charges.

“We will continue to fight this type of crime and we are committed to reducing the number of burglaries in our community as we understand the huge impact they can have on families and individuals.

“Despite our ongoing work to prevent burglaries from happening in the first place, we still need people to remain vigilant and make sure they take the necessary steps to protect themselves from burglary.”

Detective Sergeant Charlotte Henson, of Nottinghamshire Police, added:Nottinghamshire Police, added: “Burglars are often opportunistic thieves, looking for the easiest way of getting into your home without being seen or disturbed.

“I would urge householders to please make every effort to avoid becoming a victim by thinking about their home security.

“It doesn’t take much to lock doors and windows or check someone else has if you are living a multi-occupancy property. It can save you a lot of tears, money, and stress.

“Make sure that valuables, including cash, phones or electrical items, are kept out of sight to any passers-by and the keys to your property and vehicles are kept in a safe place out of sight and well away from your letterbox.”

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