‘Experienced and professional’ car thieves are targeting high performance cars in Hucknall, police have warned.
Within a two-day period, three cars were taken - two of which have since been recovered.
Police drafted in officers from other areas to tackle the spate of thefts, which saw unlocked houses entered and car keys stolen.
Inspector Nick Butler said: “Experienced and professional criminals are targeting high performance cars, particularly Audi’s in our area. Please ensure your car keys are kept in a safe location and that you lock your house doors when you return home. Many of these thefts happen at properties that are not secured. Officers from other areas have been drafted into our area and police patrols increased to combat this crime.”
On Thursday 12th February at around 9pm in Stainsborough Road, a house was entered and a door key, car key and a Jaguar car were stolen. The car has since been recovered.
On Friday 13th February in Nottingham Road, an insecure property was entered a watch, i-Pads and the keys to an Audi car were taken.
On Saturday 14th February around 7pm in Kenbrook Road, a house was entered via an insecure front door and car keys and an Audi TT car were stolen. The car was later recovered after being involved in a road traffic collision.
In the seven days leading up to Wednesday 18th February, no incidents of thefts from motor vehicles were reported in the Ashfield South area.
However, on Monday 16th February around noon in Elm Avenue, Hucknall, a white Trigger SM50 motorbike was stolen. And overnight on Wednesday 11th to Thursday 12th February in Bentinck Street, Hucknall, a tyre was slashed on a BMW series one car.
Contact Jon Pheasant, Intelligence Officer for Hucknall, by e-mail at email@example.com or call 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.