Burglars target pensioners’ properties in Dronfield

Police are hunting thieves who stole a �25,000 gold Rolex.
Police are hunting thieves who stole a �25,000 gold Rolex.

Two properties belonging to elderly residents have been broken into in Dronfield.

Between 10pm on Wednesday, April 8 and 8.30am on Thursday, April 9, offenders targeted a garage at a property on Snape Hill Lane. They forced their way into the outbuilding through a window before taking items from inside and making off.

During the same time frame, offenders entered another property on the same street through a front patio door. They were distributed by an internal alarm system and made off with keys.

PC Sally Horner from the Dronfield Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “The two properties that have been targeted in these incidents sit near to a busy junction and so we’re urging anyone who may have seen anything suspicious to get in touch with information.

“We will be stepping up patrols in the area and we’re encouraging residents to be vigilant and take note of simple crime prevention advice including installing an alarm system, motion sensitive lighting and locks to their property in a bid to clamp down on this type of crime.”