Cops call for more security

A home break in.
A home break in.

Police have warned Hucknall residents to lock their doors following a spate of break-ins from insecure homes last week.

Two of the three burglaries in the week to Thursday July 23 saw thieves gain access through unlocked doors.

Inspector Nick Butler said: “Please do not make it easy for the thief, make sure your doors and windows are kept locked especially at night.”

A shoulder bag containing keys, jeans and Mac makeup was stolen from an unlocked house in Brookfield Avenue, at 10.11pm on Sunday July 12.

Cash and tobacco was stolen from an unlocked house on Central Avenue, between 11.30pm on Saturday July 18 and 2.30am Sunday 19. At 6.30pm on Saturday 19 July in Papplewick Lane, the keys for a Citroen Dispatch were taken from a house and the vehicle was then stolen.

Between 3pm on Wednesday 15 and 11am Saturday 18 July in Storey Gardens Allotments, a shed window was smashed but no entry was gained.

At 10.30pm on Wednesday 22 July in Farleys Lane, an attempt was made to gain entry to a garage. No entry was made as the offender was disturbed by the householder.

At 11.35pm on Tuesday 21 July in Ward Avenue, White QingQi Sinnis motorbike was stolen.

Anyone with information about these crimes should contact Jon Pheasant, Intelligence Officer for Hucknall, by e-mail or call 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.