Police issue advice after Chesterfield incident
Police have issued safety advice after an incident at a Chesterfield home.
Officers said they received a report of someone entering a garden and trying a window of a property on Tapton View Road.
The incident is thought to have happened sometime in the early hours of Wednesday morning.
A Derbyshire Constabulary spokesperson said: “We encourage residents to check their own security cameras if they have them.
“If anyone notices any suspicious activity or finds they have been a victim of a crime, please report it to us.
“It is also a good opportunity to remind people to make sure they lock their doors and windows at night-time and whenever they leave their home,” the spokesperson added.
Adam Ward, who reported the incident to the police, said: “What happened was I found my living room window wide open on Wednesday morning and some of my personal effects disturbed – framed-photos knocked over, an ornament removed and left in the front garden.
“They left behind a Estrella beer bottle.
“The window was not fully unsecured, it was locked in a just-open position for ventilation and I assumed this would make it secure. Whoever opened it had to put some effort it as there was no sign of brute-force.
“I’m not sure if they got into my house or not – there’s nothing missing or damaged so it could be they just reached in through the window.
“Still, it's obviously upsetting and if they did it to me then who’s saying they wont do it to someone else, if they haven't already?"