A car crashed into a road sign and was found abandoned after being stolen following a house burglary.
Following enquiries detectives arrested a teenager in connection with the car key burglary during the early hours of yesterday (Thursday 11 November 2021).
The Volkswagen Polo was stolen from Penn Avenue in Lenton after a burglar struck at a property in nearby Forsythia Gardens between 2am and 3am on 5 September.
Shortly after 3am the vehicle was involved in a collision in Sherwin Road, Lenton, and a suspect ran off.
Detective Sergeant Lee Cattell, from Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Burglary can have a significant impact on victims, not just financially but psychologically too.
“That’s why the force treats it so seriously and works relentlessly to investigate reports and to bring offenders to justice as well as providing support to victims.
“We want the public to feel safe in their homes and we are continuing to do everything we can to stop burglaries from happening in the first place, including sharing crime prevention advice.
“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 stress enough how important it is to make sure your front and back doors are kept locked, even when you’re in the house, and your windows are kept locked where possible to deter burglars.
“There are also steps people can take to remove the temptation for burglars by keeping possessions out of sight and making it seem like someone’s at home.”
Some simple crime prevention tips for your home include:
- Make sure that all doors and windows are locked.
- Keep desirable items out of view to passers-by. Valuables should not be visible from windows and doors in your home.
- Ensure your keys are kept in a safe place out of sight and well away from your letterbox.
- Don’t leave spare keys outside or in a garage or shed.
- Never leave garages or sheds unlocked, especially if they connect to your property.
- If you see somebody acting suspiciously report it to Nottinghamshire Police immediately by calling 101 or, in an emergency, call 999.
For more information on how to protect your home visit https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/document/advice-home
A 17-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft in connection with the Lenton incident.