Residents warned after family gold burglary

Detectives investigating a burglary of family gold jewelery are urging residents to be vigilant and follow crime prevention tips to help keep burglars at bay.

Nottinghamshire Police’s City Burglary Team are carrying out investigations, including checking local CCTV footage, after an intruder entered a house in Rushford Drive, Wollaton, searched rooms and stolen a number of rings, bracelets, bangles, necklaces, earrings and a gold chain anklet.

The raider struck between 4:30 p.m. and 11 p.m. on Friday, January 21, 2022.

Police Constable Imran Ahmed, from the Burglary Squad, said: ‘We know that burglary can have a significant and lasting impact on victims, both financially and emotionally, and that is why we are working hard to find whoever committed this crime and bring them to justice.

“We want everyone to feel safe in their own home, with minimal risk to their valuables, and we continue to work hard to prevent burglaries from happening in the first place, including sharing crime prevention tips .

“As part of this ongoing prevention work, we are urging people to check the security of their homes and make sure they are not making themselves vulnerable to burglars.

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“We cannot stress enough the importance of keeping your front and back doors locked, even when you are in the house, and that keys are not left in doors.

“Windows should also be locked where possible to deter burglars and sheds and outbuildings should be left secure so that tools cannot be used by burglars to break into properties.

“We are also asking people to help us by acting as additional eyes and ears in their areas. If you spot anything suspicious and provided you are in a safe location, try to write down what a person is wearing, their distinguishing features, or details of the vehicle they are driving, as this may help officers in the part of their investigation. .”

Officers are appealing to anyone who saw suspicious activity on Rushford Drive between the stated hours to get in touch. They would also like to hear from anyone who has recorded CCTV or dash cam footage that could help them with their investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident 812 of January 21, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Nottinghamshire Police take burglaries very seriously and, as well as investigating reports, the force continue to do everything in their power to reduce burglaries and provide support for victims.

Local officers will continue to patrol affected areas targeted by burglars and may speak to residents about any concerns they may have.

Residents are also encouraged to sign up for Nottinghamshire Alert – a messaging service which enables Nottinghamshire Police, local authorities, Neighborhood Watch and other public organizations to keep local people informed of issues affecting their region in a timely manner.

The service allows people to keep up to date with the latest crime trends, news and crime prevention tips relevant to their area.

When people sign up, they can choose which organizations can contact them, what information they want to receive, and whether they want to receive messages by email, text, or voicemail.

To sign up for Nottinghamshire Alert visit: https://www.nottinghamshirealert.co.uk/

Crime prevention tips – keep your jewelry safe:

  • Whether you are outside or at home, be sure to keep your doors and windows locked
  • When you’re not wearing your jewelry, keep it safe and out of sight
  • Invest in a concealed safe or rent a safe from a reputable bank or security company
  • Invest in a burglar alarm and don’t forget to turn it on
  • Insure your jewelry and keep your policies up to date
  • Photograph your jewelery and register it online at www.immobilise.com to improve the chances of finding your jewelery in the event of loss or theft
  • Mark the safety of your jewelry using products like Smartwater and SelectaDNA
  • Be discreet with jewelry in public places

If you see anything suspicious please do not hesitate to contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

If you or someone else is in immediate danger, or the crime is in progress, call 999.

For more advice on protecting your valuables at home visit: https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/advice/prevention/valuables

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