New Mills residents urged to step up security after a spate of burglaries

Police have been called out to an incident in Warmsworth
Police have been called out to an incident in Warmsworth

Officers investigating burglaries in New Mills are urging residents to step up security.

Over the past week police have received reports of thieves breaking into insecure properties and making off with the homeowners cars.

Overnight between 6.30pm on Monday, September 12 and 7am the following morning, offenders opened an insecure front door of a property on Heather Falls and stole a set of car keys from the window sill.

They then made off in the victim’s red Nissan Juke that was parked outside.

A white Ford Focus was stolen from Beard Crescent after thieves climbed through the window of the property and stole the keys.

The incident took place at around 3pm on Saturday, September 3.

A house on Peak Road was also targeted over the weekend after thieves attempted to gain entry by forcing the front and rear door, causing damage.

Following the burglaries, police are urging residents to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to them to help to stop a crime from happening.

Officers are also encouraging residents to take the time to consider the security of their own properties. This includes ensuring that door and windows are properly locked and secure before leaving the house and going to bed, and that any house and car keys are stored out of view.

Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to contact DS Ed Mellor on 101, or send him a message online using the Contact Us section of our website: www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us

To report a crime anonymously call Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.