Arrest made after safe stolen from home in Colwick

A safe containing a large amount of cash was discovered missing by the homeowner when they returned home a few minutes earlier.

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Officers arrested a suspect after a safe was reportedly stolen during a burglary in Colwick.

Response officers attended a house in West Moor at around 6.15pm on Tuesday (June 14), following calls of a break-in.

A safe containing a large amount of cash was discovered missing by the homeowner when they returned home a few minutes earlier.

Two glass windows were smashed during the break-in, which is believed to have taken place earlier that day at around 11.40am.

Officers immediately reviewed CCTV footage from the area when they arrived at the scene, which led them to identify a suspect within minutes.

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A 32-year-old man was then arrested on suspicion of burglary, while a safe and a large quantity of cash were also discovered shortly afterwards. The suspect remains in police custody.

Detective Sergeant Emma Pollard, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “This arrest was an excellent example of our response and burglary teams working together to yield a positive result.

“Thanks to the quick-thinking of officers acting on intelligence in this case, we were able to rapidly identify a suspect in connection with this reported burglary and recover a large quantity of cash.

“We understand just how upsetting burglaries can be and how much of a long-term impact these kinds of offences can have on people, not just from a financial point of view but from an emotional standpoint too.

“It’s for this reason why we have two dedicated teams of detectives at Nottinghamshire Police, who are tasked with handling all reports of burglary that we receive across the city and county.

“We have arrested a suspect in connection with this case but we are still investigating this incident, so we’d ask that anyone with any information that could assist us with our enquiries to get in touch with the police by calling 101, quoting incident 581 of 14 June 2022, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.”

This arrest comes as Nottinghamshire Police this week celebrates the second national ‘response policing week of action’.

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During the week of action, which runs until Sunday (19 June 2022), the force has been shining a light on some of the great work being done by response officers and giving an insight into the vital role they play in protecting the public and bringing criminals to justice.

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