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Wednesday, 27 January 2021

Man wanted in connection with distraction burglaries arrested at Clifton address

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A man believed to be responsible for a number of distraction burglaries in Nottinghamshire and other counties was arrested this morning at an address in Clifton.

Nottinghamshire Police officers detained a 53-year-old man on suspicion of burglary after attending an address in Gabor Close.

The man is suspected to have committed burglaries in different parts of the country, including Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and Northamptonshire, between February and November this year. He remains in custody.

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Detective Sergeant James Bond, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Distraction burglars often prey on our most vulnerable residents, tricking their way into homes by making up stories, by pretending to work for an official company or asking for help to try to gain entry.

“Nobody should become a victim of crime in their own home, but there are things that can be done to minimise the risks.

“Our advice is always to say no to cold-callers and to report any suspicious activity to police immediately. We want to remind people to be on their guard, especially if someone you’re not expecting – a man, woman or even a child – knocks on your door.

“Residents, particularly the elderly and those who live alone, should remain vigilant and ensure that their home is secure at all times, keeping their doors and windows locked.

“We’d also urge those who know people who are potentially at risk, to advise them of the signs, remind them to not let in unexpected callers and what to do if they are targeted.”

For more advice on home security visit: https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/document/advice-home