Five teenagers have been arrested after police were alerted to an attempted burglary.
Officers quickly attended Coronation Drive, Forest Town, shortly before 4pm, yesterday (24 July), after a member of the public heard a person screaming.
Having swiftly tracked down a car believed to be involved – a search of the vehicle led police to finding a host of offensive weapons along with a knife and balaclavas.
Four teenagers aged 15, 17, 18 and 19 were all arrested on suspicion of attempted aggravated burglary and possession of an offensive weapon.
A 19-year-old man was also arrested on suspicion of possession of a knife, attempted burglary and possession of an offensive weapon.
They all remain in custody while enquiries continue.
Detective Sergeant Richard Kinsey, from Worksop criminal investigation department, said:
“Thankfully no one was reported to have been hurt during the incident but I want to reassure the community that we were quickly on scene and do not believe there to be a wider risk to the public.
“Burglaries can have a devastating impact on people and businesses and that’s why we work so hard to find those responsible.
“It’s vital that anyone who notices anything suspicious like this incident reports it as quickly as possible so we can attend, investigate and make any arrests.
“This remains an ongoing investigation but I would like to ask any members of the public who saw anything suspicious or heard anything in the area around that time to get in touch with us.”
Anyone with any information or who saw anything suspicious is asked to call 101, quoting incident number 477 of 24 July 2022, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.