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Police issue warm weather security warning after distraction burglaries in Carlton

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Police have issued a warning to ensure people keep their property secure during sunny weather after suspected distraction burglaries in Carlton.

Nottinghamshire Police issued the warning after burglars targeting homes during the recent warm weather.

A total of 11 burglaries have been reported across the county since Thursday, with several in Carlton.

Homeowners were targeted after being approached by rogue traders proposing home improvement works.

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While residents have been in conversation, an accomplice has entered the property through unlocked doors or windows to steal items.

Chief Inspector Phil Davies from Nottinghamshire Police said: “It’s only natural that people will be enjoying the recent fine weather – but it is so important that residents stay on their guard to avoid being targeted by would-be criminals.

“Even if you’re out and about in the garden, always keep windows and doors locked to deter opportunist thieves and never purchase goods or services from anyone who calls unexpectedly at your home.

“We are also asking you to keep an eye out for vulnerable friends, family members and neighbours and warn them about these recent incidents to ensure they are doing all they can to protect themselves and their properties.”

The latest series of distraction burglaries have also taken place in Aspley, Mansfield and Underwood.

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Each report mentions a man in a white Ford Transit van approaching residents to suggest works to fix guttering. Up to three men are believed to have been involved in these incidents.

Anyone with any information about these incidents or who witnesses anything suspicious in their area is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident 442 of 9 April. If the crime is in progress or the offenders are still in the area, call 999 immediately.

For more information about protecting yourself and your property from opportunist thieves, please visithttp://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/advice/prevention/distraction

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