Whittington targeted by thieves after four burglaries in one night

A car, cash, jewellery and electronic gadgets were all stolen following a spate of burglaries in the Whittington area.

Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 2:57 pm
Updated Tuesday, 17th May 2016, 4:01 pm
Derbyshire Constabulary

Four homes were broken into overnight between Wednesday, May 11 and Thursday, May 12 and properties on Oakbank Avenue, Newbridge Lane, Handley Road and Craggon Drive were targeted.

Cash, three watches and other items of jewellery including a gold locket, which contained sentimental photographs, were stolen from a house on Newbridge Lane.

A Ford Focus was stolen from outside a bungalow on Handley Lane using the keys taken from the property, and jewellery, a camera, mobile phone and a sat-nav were stolen from a house on Craggon Drive.

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Officers are carrying out enquiries and investigating reports of a person who was seen running away from Craggon Drive at around 1.15am on Thursday, May 12.

They are appealing for information from anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious, including any vehicles which may have been in the area at the time.

Inspector Rob Bowns, of the Community Safety Unit, said: “Officers are carrying out enquiries in the local area but we would urge anyone who saw anything in the Whittington area which may have been suspicious to contact us, no matter how small you think it could be.”

“Patrols are being carried out in the area but any information the community can offer will help police to find those responsible for carrying out these distressing crimes.”

Residents are also encouraged to make sure their homes are secure, to consider marking up any valuables, storing them out of view from passers-by and to keep any garden gates locked.

Anyone with information should contact the Volume Crime Team at Chesterfield Police Station on 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.