Security reminder to High Peak residents after break-ins

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Residents living in three areas of the High Peak are being encouraged to boost their home security following a number of incidents in the area.

Police have received reports of break-ins at properties in New Mills, Hadfield and Padfield over the last few weeks and are asking residents to be on the look-out for suspicious activity.

Between 9.30am and 4.15pm on Friday March 27, thieves gained entry into a property on Buxton Road, New Mills by forcing open a rear window. Once inside, offenders stole the home owners car keys and drove off in their red coloured Seat Ibiza. (Crime Reference (CR) /12981/15)

Two wedding rings and an Armani men’s wrist watch were amongst items stolen after thieves entered a property on Post Street in Padfield. The incident took place between 1.15pm and 7.10pm on Tuesday March 24. (CR/12261/15)

And over the last week, offenders also gained entry into a property on Watford Lodge, New Mills, and Sutton Way in Hadfield, however nothing was stolen.

Homeowners are being encouraged to ensure that their properties are properly secure, with the doors and windows locked, before leaving or going to bed. Ensure that any valuables, including home and car keys, are removed from the locks and kept out of view from passers-by.

Anyone with any information about the above crimes is asked to call 101, quoting the crime number mentioned above, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.