Police issue safety advice after sneak-in burglaries


Police are reminding residents to be safety conscious after two sneak-in burglaries in Stonebroom where the houses had been left insecure.

On Thursday, thieves sneaked into two homes on School Close, Stonebroom, and stole property.

One home was entered through an open window at about 5.30pm and a tablet was stolen from a bedroom.

Another house on the same road was entered through an unlocked door between 3.30pm and 3.45pm and cash was stolen.

Community Safety Inspector Russ Dakin, of Derbyshire police, said: “A large percentage of burglaries are opportunistic and preventable if people are security conscious. Make sure your door is locked at all times, even if you are in the house and don’t leave any valuable items on display.

Anyone with information about the burglaries is asked to call Derbyshire police on 101.