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Man arrested in connection with three burglaries in Dronfield

todayJanuary 24, 2022 5

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A man has been arrested in connection with three burglaries in Dronfield.

The incidents, two in Gosforth Crescent and another in Chesterfield Grove, all took place on 18 December.

The 30-year-old man, who is from Sheffield, was arrested and released on police bail while enquiries continue into the incidents.

Following a number of burglaries in the Dronfield area at the end of 2021 a dedicated policing operation was put in place which drafted in resources from across the north-east of the county and saw high-visibility and plain clothes patrols undertaken.

Detective Inspector Steve Topham said: “Myself and my officers are keenly aware of the huge impact that a burglary can have on victims.

“To have the safety of home taken from you can leave people feeling incredibly vulnerable – and as a force we work hard to ensure that those responsible for such crimes are brought to justice.

“Many crimes are opportunistic and, by taking just a few precautions, homeowners can make their properties a far less desirable target for criminals.”

Here’s what we recommend you do before you go out:

  • close and lock all your doors and windows, even if you’re only going out for a few minutes
  • double-lock any door
  • make sure that any valuables are out of sight
  • keep handbags away from the letterbox or cat flap and hide all keys including car keys, as a thief could hook keys or valuables through even a small opening
  • never leave car documents or ID in obvious places such as kitchens or hallways
  • in the evening, shut the curtains and leave lights on
  • if you’re out all day, then it’s advisable to use a timer device to automatically turn lights and a radio on at night
  • set your burglar alarm
  • make sure the side gate is locked
  • lock your shed or garage
  • lock your bike inside a secure shed or garage, to a robust fitting bolted to the ground or wall, like a ground anchor

Going away?

Here are five tips to help you keep your home and belongings stay safe while you’re away:

  1. if you’re off on holiday and wish to post anything on social media, make sure your posts aren’t public and that they’re only seen by your friends
  2. leave lights and a radio on a timer to make the property appear occupied
  3. get a trusted neighbour to keep an eye on your property or join a Neighbourhood or resident Watch Scheme
  4. consider asking your neighbours to close curtains after dark and to park on your drive
  5. remember to cancel newspaper and milk deliveries

You can read more about keeping your home secure on our website: Protecting your home from crime | Crime prevention | Derbyshire Constabulary

Written by: NDR NEWS

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