A teenager has appeared in court charged in connection with two house burglaries committed on the same day.
Police quickly launched an investigation and carried out searches after two vehicles were stolen following a car key burglary at an address in Caister Road, Clifton, during the early hours of Thursday (2 June 2022).
Keys were taken from inside the victim’s home before a car and a van were taken from the driveway.
The stolen car was later involved in a collision with a parked car in Wilkins Gardens, Clifton.
The occupants ran off but two suspects were detained following some great police team work, including the skills of a police dog and handler.
Officers had also received a report of a burglary at a property in Listowel Crescent in Clifton during the early hours of Thursday.
Entry was gained but nothing was reportedly stolen.
A 17-year-old boy, who cannot be identified for legal reasons, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Friday (3 June 2022) charged with two counts of burglary and two counts of theft of a motor vehicle.
He was remanded in custody and is next due to appear at court on Wednesday 8 June.
A 13-year-old boy was arrested on suspicion of burglary, possession of a knife in a public place and possession of cannabis. He was subsequently released on conditional bail while enquiries continue.
Detective Sergeant Andrew Buxton, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The force treats all burglary reports very seriously and continues to work hard to prevent and detect these types of crimes.
“We know that burglary can have a huge emotional and financial impact on victims, often leaving them feeling unsafe and vulnerable in their own homes, leaving them without vital transport and out of pocket.
“Preventing and reducing burglary remains a priority for the force and, as shown in this instance, we will investigate reports and relentlessly pursue those believed to be responsible for this sort of upsetting criminality in our communities.
“These incidents also serve as a reminder to residents to be vigilant against burglars, most of whom are just looking for an easy opportunity to get into people’s homes.
“As part of our 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.”