Nottinghamshire Police warning after spate of thefts in Calverton and Woodthorpe, with some from unlocked cars
Police are warning drivers to be on their guard after a recent spate of thefts — some of them from unlocked cars.
Officers in the Calverton and Woodthorpe areas are currently investigating eight different thefts that have occurred over the last two weeks.
During one theft on the morning of September 27, electrical equipment worth around £4,000 was stolen. There were no obvious signs of entry.
Other stolen items have included cash and a DVD player.
Inspector Chris Pearson, responsible for local policing in the area, said: “We are currently investigating a number of potentially linked incidents and have been working hard to gather all the evidence we will need for a future prosecution.
“However, whilst we are making good progress in tracking down the person or people responsible, it is only sensible to warn other residents in the area to pay particular attention vehicles parked outside of their home — ensuring that all doors are locked and that no items are left on display. Even a single jacket or other item of clothing can prove a tempting target for an opportunist thief.
“I also understand how easy it can be to make a mistake and leave a car unlocked, but at a time when we have evidently capable criminals operating in the local area I would urge residents to make things as difficult as possible for potential offenders.
“We would also like to hear from anyone who may have seen people acting suspiciously around cars in these areas — especially if the have any home CCTV footage they may be able to share with us.”
Anyone with additional information about local car crime is asked to call police on 101.