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Man arrested in connection with burglaries in Dronfield

A man has been arrested on suspicion of breaking into three homes in the Dronfield Woodhouse area.

Officers arrested the 36-year-old in Sheffield today in connection with the offences which took place during the evening of Monday 7 February.

Homes on Thornton Place, Wentworth Road and Burbage Close are believed to have been targeted.

The man is still currently in police custody and enquiries are continuing.

Detective Inspector Steve Topham said: “Having your home burgled can feel intrusive, and be incredibly distressing for victims, as well as causing concern for our local communities.

“Our investigation is currently ongoing, and we would like to hear from anyone with any information or who may have CCTV or dashcam footage which could help with our enquiries.”

Residents are also being encouraged to take steps to reduce the risk of your home been targeted. Our advice includes:

  • Keep front and back doors locked at all times and keep keys and valuables out of sight and reach from cat flaps, letterboxes, and downstairs doors and windows
  • If you’re out in the evening, make sure you leave a light on and close the curtains. If it’s dark before you get home, use timer switches to turn on a lamp or light.
  • Try not to leave your house in silent darkness. Just leaving a radio on could make a potential burglar think twice
  • Don’t forget about garages, sheds and outbuildings – make sure they’re locked and secure too
  • Light up your front door with dusk to dawn lighting – make sure it’s visible from the street.
  • Invest in an alarm system if possible

Anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious in the area or have any information which could help with our enquires, should contact us on the below details, quoting reference 22*76460.

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org.

For more information on crime prevention, visit our website, https://www.derbyshire.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/.

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