Thieves stage five raids

Inspector Nick Butler
Inspector Nick Butler

Cash, a motorbike and an archery kit were among the items stolen in a string of raids in the Hucknall area over the seven days leading to Thursday August 6.

Thieves also made a failed attempt to break into an off-license in Nuncargate and, in a separate incident, took tools from an unlocked garage in Bestwood Village.

A wallet and cash were stolen from a house in Beauvale Crescent, Hucknall, when a thief entered via a kitchen window. It is thought the break-in happened between 6m and 7.10pm on Thursday July 30.

Between 9.00pm on Thursday 30 July and 6.00am on Friday 31 July at Bargain Booze in Nuncargate Road, Annesley Woodhouse.

The kitchen area behind the shop was entered by removing tiles from the roof. An untidy search was made of the premises and damage was caused - but nothing was taken.

A garage door was forced and a blue 450cc Yamaha motocross bike was stolen from an address on Papplewick Lane, Hucknall. It happened between 9pm on Sunday August 2 and 3.30pm on Monday August 3.

Between 10pm on Monday 3 August and 10.30am on Tuesday 4 August at Wansley Hall Farm, Lower Bagthorpe, a barn workshop was entered by removing a window and a door was also damaged.

A Weihrauch HW80 air rifle with scope, a recurve bow plus arrows, pistol cross bow and other archery sundries were taken in the raid on the farm.

Inspector Nick Butler of Hucknall police said: “Should you see a selection of similar items being offered for sale at a car boot sale or being advertised for sale on eBay or Gumtree please contact the police.”

Between 4.30pm on Tuesday 4 August and 5.30pm on Wednesday 5 August in Moor Road, Bestwood Village, an insecure garage was entered and aA whacker plate, electric angle grinder, petrol chain saw and metal chop saw were stolen.

Anyone with information about these break-ins is asked to contact Jon Pheasant, Intelligence Officer for Hucknall.

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