Police issue urgent advice after a spate of burglaries in the Dronfield area

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Police have issued urgent crime prevention advice after a number of burglaries in the Dronfield area.

Officers are investigating several burglaries and attempted burglaries in north Derbyshire over the past month.

Two homes were broken into on Green Lane, Dronfield, between 12pm and 5.20pm on Tuesday, September 30 and between 6.15pm and 8.05pm on Sunday, September 9. Cash was stolen at both properties.

A third burglary occurred at a house on Shakespere Street in Holmewood at 9.20pm on Wednesday, October 1 where a laptop was stolen.

Offenders have also attemted to break into homes on Stubley Croft, Dronfield Woodhouse, and Salisbury Road, Dronfield.

Inspector Glenn Hoggard, who is in charge of policing for north east Derbyshire and Clay Cross, said: “We would like to remind the public to ensure that windows and doors are locked, even when they are in the house, upstairs or in the garden.

“Make sure that valuable items such as mobile phones and laptops are not left on display. Remove house and car keys from view of windows and do not leave them in locks.

“Installing outside lighting and cutting back shrubbery are simple, low-cost crime prevention measures that most people can carry out to help try and prevent their property becoming a target.

“If homeowners have a burglar alarm installed ensure that it is used and if anyone sees anything suspicious they are asked to call police on 101.”