Police are warning residents in Mapperley and Sherwood to be on their guard after a number of “cat flap” burglaries were reported in the area.
The burglaries all occured overnight and involved car and house keys that were inside the door lock or very close by on shelves by the front door.
Burglars took jewellery and also cars from the properties they targeted.
The incidents have now sparked a warning from police to residents in the area.
Officers want to remind people in the area to do the following:
– Set house alarms overnight
– Keep house keys and car keys out of the door or within easy reach of the door- particularly if you have a cat flap
– Don’t leave keys in visible places, for example on the kitchen worktop
– Put vehicles in garages if you have one
– Ensure all windows and doors are locked even if you’re at home