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Thieves destroy shop wall in Nottingham city burglary

Response officers tracked down and arrested a burglary suspect within minutes of being called.

Police were called to a second-hand goods store in Nottingham city centre around 9 pm on Monday (10 June) after the alarm was triggered.

When officers attended, they found a side fire exit door had been prised open, with the brick wall surrounding its frame left severely damaged.

Footage later reviewed of the incident showed a lone intruder had spent around 45 minutes using a metal pole to break away the wall and get inside.

The Angel Row-based store was discovered to have been ransacked, with a glass shelving unit containing jewellery smashed and other shelves turned over.

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At that point, the response team spread out and searched the nearby area, while also analysing CCTV footage of the city centre.

Shortly afterwards, they discovered a suspect matching the description of the intruder in Lower Parliament Street.

Officers then seized a backpack, which was found to contain different pieces of jewellery and price tags from the store targeted.

A 59-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Sergeant Rebecca Thomas, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The person responsible for this burglary spent a considerable amount of time hacking away at a wall to gain access.

“They then turned the shop over in a bid to steal whatever they could before making their escape.

“By that stage, the alarms had been triggered, with our attending officers then doing a great job to identify and arrest a suspect so quickly.

“Of course, this rapid response also ensured that we were able to recover quantities of suspected stolen jewellery, so this proved to be a good result.

“Break-ins like this one can have serious implications to local businesses and really impact people’s livelihoods.

“That’s why we treat incidents of this nature so seriously, so anyone thinking of carrying out a burglary in our neighbourhoods should expect a robust police response.”

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