Latest news on burglary spree around Littleover and Blagreaves

February 16, 2018 2:15 PM

Police Inspector Dol and local Liberal Democrat Councillors address public meeting about burglaries in and around LittleoverA public meeting was called by Derby Liberal Democrat councillors and Carlisle Against Crime yesterday evening in response to a recent increase in burglaries across Littleover and the surrounding area. It was attended by around 100 local residents, who heard Councillors, community groups and the local police talking about the situation.

Carlisle Against Crime outlined the actions they had taken in being vigilant and watching out for any suspicious activity, while a number of people who had been recent victims also spoke about what had happened to them.

The police are following up on a number of leads and reports after nearly 30 break-ins and thefts. Residents were asked to continue to be vigilant and report anything suspicious to the 101 police number, or dial 999 if they witnessed a break-in taking place.

Police Inspector Dol explained that these burglaries are well planned by experienced criminals. They are watching properties, and may be door-knocking to see if people are in. They then often enter homes by back doors or windows, head upstairs and steal jewellery and cash and get out quickly. No violence has been reported as being used. Burglaries have so far been reported as happening between 3pm and 10pm. Suspects are both adults and children, and have been seen driving in high-powered cars.

Inspector Dol emphasised that the burglars would be caught. He said that Derbyshire Police have the best record for solving crime in the country, but that the public are their eyes and ears. If you see something that you think might be suspicious, it probably is suspicious so tell the Police. And if you have CCTV please check it, there might be something of interest recorded on it.

To be safe we all need to look out for each other and watch each other's backs. If we stick together, we can beat these criminals and see them locked up for their crimes.