Home security call in High Peak

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Residents in New Mills and Hayfield are being encouraged to boost their home security following recent break-ins in the area.

Overnight between 5.30pm on Tuesday, March 10 and 8.45am on Wednesday, March 11, offenders forced open the window of a property on Rock Mill Lane in New Mills. An untidy search was carried out and a laptop stolen during the incident.

A number of Apple laptops were also stolen after thieves smashed through the window to gain entry into New Mills School on Church Lane. The incident is believed to have taken place between 6pm on Friday, February 27 and 8am on Saturday, February 28.

Officers from the New Mills and Hayfield Safer Neighbourhood Team will be heading out in the local community and will be property marking valuables at schools in the area.

Sergeant Phil Booth from the local policing team said: “We are asking local residents for their support by reporting suspicious activity to us so that we can stop a crime from happening. However minor you think it may seem it could make the difference in stopping your neighbourhood from becoming a victim of crime.

“Before leaving your property unattended or going to bed, make sure that windows and doors are properly secured and that any home or vehicle keys are out of view.

“Ensure that valuable items are kept out of view from passers-by, particularly ensuring that items such as laptops are not left on display in the office.

“If you would like to chat to us about boosting home security or property marking your valuables, then get in touch.”

For further crime prevention advice or to arrange a security marking visit from the team, call 101.

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