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Residents warned after family gold burglary

Detectives investigating a family gold jewellery burglary are urging residents to be vigilant and follow crime prevention advice to help keep burglars at bay. 

Nottinghamshire Police’s dedicated city burglary team is carrying out enquiries, including checking local CCTV footage, after an intruder entered a home in Rushford Drive, Wollaton, searched rooms and stole a number of rings, bracelets, bracelet bangles, necklaces, earrings and a gold chain anklet.

The raider struck between 4:30pm and 11pm on Friday 21 January 2022.

Police Constable Imran Ahmed, of the burglary team, said: “We know burglary can have a significant and long-lasting impact on victims, both financially and emotionally, and that is why we are working hard to track down whoever committed this crime and bring them to justice.

“We want everyone to feel safe in their own homes, with minimal risk to their valuables, and we are continuing to work hard to stop burglaries from happening in the first place, including sharing crime prevention advice.

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“As part of this ongoing preventative work we are urging people to check their home security and make sure they are not leaving themselves vulnerable to burglars.

“We can’t emphasise enough how important it is to keep your front and back doors are kept locked, even when you’re in the house, and that keys are not left in doors.

“Windows should also be kept locked where possible to deter burglars and sheds and outbuildings should be left secure so tools can’t be used by burglars to break into properties.

“We are also asking people to help us by acting as further eyes and ears in their areas. If you spot something suspicious and providing that you are in a safe location, try to take note of what a person is wearing, any distinctive features they have or details of the vehicle they are driving as that could help officers as a part of their investigation.”

Officers are appealing for anyone who saw any suspicious activity in Rushford Drive between the times stated to please get in contact. They would also like to hear from anyone who may have recorded CCTV or dash-cam footage which could assist with their investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident 812 of 21 January, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Nottinghamshire Police takes burglary very seriously and as well as investigating reports the force continues to do everything it can to drive down burglaries as well as providing support to victims.

Local officers will continue to patrol affected areas targeted by burglars and will be able to speak to residents about any concerns they may have.

Residents are also encouraged to sign up to Nottinghamshire Alert – a messaging service which allows Nottinghamshire Police, local authorities, Neighbourhood Watch and other public organisations to keep local people informed about issues affecting their area in a timely way.

The service enables people to keep up-to-date with the latest crime trends, news and crime prevention advice relevant to their area.

When people sign-up they can choose which organisations can contact them, what information they would like to receive and whether they would like to receive messages by email, text message or voice message.

To sign up to Nottinghamshire Alert visit: https://www.nottinghamshirealert.co.uk/

Crime prevention advice – keeping your jewellery safe:

  • Whether you are out or at home, make sure you keep your doors and windows locked
  • When you are not wearing your jewellery keep it safe and out of sight
  • Invest in a concealed safe or hire a security box from a reputable high street bank or security company
  • Invest in a burglar alarm and remember to turn it on
  • Insure your jewellery and keep your policies up-to-date
  • Photograph your jewellery and register it online at www.immobilise.com to help improve the chances of being reunited with your jewellery if it is lost or stolen
  • Security mark your jewellery using products like Smartwater and SelectaDNA
  • Be discreet with jewellery in public places

If you see anything suspicious please do not hesitate to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If you or someone else is in immediate danger, or if the crime is in progress, call 999.

For more advice on protecting your valuables at home visit: https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/advice/prevention/valuables

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