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Officers re-iterating advice following 'cat flap' burglaries over the weekend

October 9, 2017
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There's been a small series of burglaries in the Mapperley, Sherwood, Bramcote, Newark and Stapleford areas of Nottingham where jewellery and cars have been targeted.

There were two over the weekend in Sandown Road, Toton and Long Lane, Beeston and there have been a further five over the previous couple of weeks.

They all happened overnight and involved car and house keys that were inside the door lock or very close by on shelves by the front door.

Officers are investigating and following up several leads but are asking residents to:

- make sure windows and doors are locked

- Set house alarms overnight

- Keep house keys and car keys out of the door or within easy reach of the door- particularly if you have a cat flap

- Don’t leave keys in visible places, for example on the kitchen worktop

- Put vehicles in garages if you have one

Please be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to 101 and in an emergency always dial 999.

101 is the number to call when you need to contact Nottinghamshire Police and it’s less urgent than a 999 call. Calls cost 15p, no matter how long the call lasts.