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Nottinghamshire residents urged to be vigilant after spate of burglaries

Police are urging people to be vigilant to help ‘beat the burglars’ as investigations continue into a spate of burglaries.

Police are urging people to be vigilant to help ‘beat the burglars’ as investigations continue into a spate of burglaries.

High-visibility and plain clothes patrols have been stepped up after around 10 burglaries were reported in the Radford, Hyson Green, Arboretum and Lenton areas since New Year’s Day.

Items including an electric bike, laptop, clothing, jewellery and cash were stolen from the various properties. In some cases, access was gained via an unlocked door or window.
In support of their ongoing work to tackle the issue, officers are sharing crime prevention advice and urging residents to check their security to help prevent further offences.

Inspector Liz Gaskin, who leads the City Central neighbourhood policing team, said:

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“We are urging residents to take positive action and make sure to make it as difficult as possible for criminals targeting their sheds and properties.

“Never leave your home unlocked and please ensure all sheds, garages and property, especially bicycles, are secured each day along with garden tools.

“We would advise residents to put some form of alarm on their shed to deter offenders and, if possible, padlock and secure any side gates or access to rear gardens.

“Driving down burglaries is a priority for the force. The impact and consequences of burglary on victims, particularly the trauma and emotional upheaval it can cause, is why we treat it so seriously.

“I’d like to reassure people that we are continuing to work relentlessly to prevent incidents from happening and we will use every method at our disposal to catch offenders and bring burglars to justice.

“Simple security measures can go a long way to deterring a would-be intruder and we are urging householders to take extra steps to protect their properties and make sure they are not an easy target.”

Insp Gaskin added:
“While we have increased patrols following these burglaries, we also rely on the public to be our eyes and ears to help tackle burglary.

“If you see any suspicious activity or have any concerns then it’s really important that you get in touch with us and report this as soon as possible.”

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