Derbyshire man arrested after string of burglaries across the county in just 24 hours

A Derbyshire man has been arrested after several burglaries were reported over a 24 hour period.

Tuesday, 21st June 2022, 7:13 pm

The first burglary happened in the early hours of June 6 at a home in Main Road, Ripley. Mobile phones, a purse containing cash and bank cards, a kindle fire and fishing tackle were reported as stolen.

At around 5am that day, a burglar in Pentrich attempted to gain entry to a house and car in Main Road, before stealing a bottle of milk from outside the property.

At around 5.30am, bank cards, mobile phones and a Nintendo Switch rucksack were taken from another house in Main Road. The bank cards were later used for transactions in Somercotes and Selston.

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The burglaries took place in a 24 hour spell across Amber Valley.

A further two burglaries were reported in Main Road on June 6 and 7. During one, a coat and a Swiss army knife were stolen, and the other saw a wheelbarrow filled with lead taken.

A 41-year-old man from the South Normanton area has now been arrested in connection with the incidents. On Saturday, June 18 he was released on police bail while enquiries continue.