Police warning after thieves target properties in borough villages

Police are warning residents in three villages to remain vigilant following a number of burglaries in the area.

Thieves have been targeted properties in Linby, Papplewick and Ravenshead over the last week and they managed to successfully gain entry to the inside of the property. The thieves carried out an untidy search of the property and took camera equipment and gold jewellery has been taken.

A number of other premises have had entry attempted but they have not succeeded. All reports have been from offenders going to the rear of the properties and smashing patio/conservatory windows or removing the handle and lock.

The offender on one incident has been described as a white male around 5ft10 with dark hair which is very short to the back and sides and longer on top. His hair was gelled and combed over to the left hand side. He was wearing a black hooded jacket which is of thin material, black skinny jogging bottoms and black trainers.

The offenders have made good their escape by car. The car is believed to be a white or silver Vauxhall Astra.

A spokesperson for Nottinmghamshire Police said: “Can we please remind all residents to be vigilant, reporting all suspicious activity to 101 or 999.

“Please ensure you obtain a description of the people involved, the registration number of any vehicles involved and the direction of travel. This will give attending officers the best possible chance to locate the individuals.

Officers also offered a few tips to residents to help keep their home safe and secure whilst out….

  • Make sure your house looks occupied, leave lights/radios/tvs on where appropriate, this can be done via a timer switch
  • If you have an alarm, ensure it is set upon leaving the house
  • Remove all keys/car keys from the door after locking up at night, take them out of sight and away from entry/exit points in the house
  • If you have CCTV ensure it is installed and in working order.
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