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Police urge caution to residents across North Derbyshire after recent break-ins

Officers are appealing for information after five homes have been broken into in Newbold, Brampton, Walton and Wingerworth.

Residents are advised to be more security conscious around their homes, particularly with the darker evenings

Homes on Windermere Road and Highbury Road in Newbold, Storrs Road in Brampton, Somersby Avenue in Walton and Staunton Close in Wingerworth were targeted and jewellery and cash has been reported stolen.

Police believe the incidents have taken place sometime between 9am yesterday (Monday 28 October) and 7.15am this morning (Tuesday 29 October).

Officers have been carrying out inquiries, and would like to speak to anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in these areas around the time of the incidents.

They do not yet know if all the incidents are all linked, but residents are advised to be more security conscious around their homes, particularly with the darker evenings.

Safer Neighbourhood Team Sergeant Darran Clarke said: “In light of these incidents, and as we are now at that time of year where it can be easier to spot an empty property we would like to remind people to think about their home security.

“Always make sure windows and doors are locked, leave a light or a lamp on an automatic timer if you can, and if you have a burglar alarm make sure it is set. We would also encourage people not to leave valuables in sight of windows and doors.”

Sgt. Clarke added: “Officers are carrying out patrols in the area and inquiries are ongoing, but I would urge anyone with any information which could help to contact us.”

Did you notice anything suspicious in these areas or do you have any information which may be able to help? If so, get in touch with police using one of the following non-emergency contact methods.

  • Facebook – send a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary

  • Twitter – direct message @DerPolContact

  • Website – complete the online contact form derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.

  • Phone – call 101.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

In the event of an emergency you should always call 999.

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