Police warn of car key thefts

Inspection Nick Butler.
Inspection Nick Butler.

Hucknall police have warned people to keep their car keys safe following break-ins which have involved vehicle thefts.

Inspector Nick Butler said: “Please note many properties are broken into in order to obtain car keys.

“To prevent your car being taken please think about where you keep the keys. Not near doors or windows, preferably well hidden or better still take them upstairs with you when you go to bed at night.”

Meanwhile, bicycles, jewellery and industrial cable have been lifted by burglars in the Hucknall area in the seven days to Thursday, October 22.

Jewellery was stolen from a house on Bowden Avenue, Bestwood Village, after thieves broke in by smashing a glass panel in the French doors at the back. An untidy search of the house was conducted and a garden shed was also broken into 8am and 5.30pm on Tuesday October 20.

At 2.15am on Wednesday October 21 in Jenny Burton Way, Hucknall, the glass in a rear patio door was smashed to gain entry. The kitchen was searched and a wallet was stolen.

A black Carrera Mountain bike was stolen from a garage in The Grove, Annesley, sometime between 2.30pm and 4.30pm on Thursday, October 15. Thieves entered the garage by unscrewing the door hinges.

Between 10am on Tuesday, October 20 and 8.10am on Wednesday, October 21 in Leen Valley Way, Hucknall, a shed was entered by forcing the door and two cycles were stolen; a dark purple gents with 16 gears and a blue and silver bike, black seat and handlebars with 18 gears.

Between 5pm on Wednesday, October 14 and 10am on Thursday October 15 at a building site in Wighay Road, Hucknall, 75 meters of cable and a drum of Virgin Media cable was stolen.

Anyone with information should call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.