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Teenagers arrested after Clifton car key burglary

Police investigating a car key burglary have arrested two suspects and recovered a stolen car.

Officers were called to a house in Fleam Road, Clifton, after receiving reports of a break-in at the property.

Car keys and a games console were taken by intruders at some point between midnight and 8 am on Tuesday (14 February).

The keys were then used to unlock and steal a car parked outside, with the owners spotting the vehicle was no longer there when they woke up.

After reporting the matter to the police, the stolen car was spotted in West Yorkshire, with officers pulling it over and arresting two teenage boys inside.

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The stolen car has now been returned to its owner.

The two suspects, aged 16 and 17, were arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft of a motor vehicle.

Detective Constable Colin Kirkup, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:

“Thanks to some good work involving our officers and policing colleagues in West Yorkshire, we have been able to recover a stolen car.

“The vehicle was taken during an overnight break-in at a property, with the owners waking up to find their house had been burgled, which must’ve been very distressing.

“Burglary is an incredibly invasive crime that often strikes right at the heart of where people feel safe – their homes and businesses.

“Clearly this is completely unacceptable, which is precisely why we work so hard to ensure reports of this nature are as rare as possible.

“We have now arrested two suspects in connection with this incident but our investigation is still ongoing.

“Anyone who has any information that could assist our inquiries is asked to call the police on 101, quoting incident 94 of 14 February 2023, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

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