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Teenagers Arrested After Cars Stolen From Mansfield House While Occupants Slept

10th January 2022

Teenagers Arrested After Cars Stolen From Mansfield House While Occupants Slept

A Ford Fiesta and Peugeot Allure were stolen from an address in Woodborough Road, Mansfield, in the early hours of  Friday morning (7 January).

It is believed the offenders snuck into the house via an unlocked back door while the occupants slept upstairs.   

The thieves found the keys to the two vehicles and drove away in them.   

Bank cards, a driving licence and iPod earphones were also stolen from the property. 

One of the stolen cars was located in South Yorkshire Police shortly after 1pm on the same day and its occupants, two boys aged 15 and 17, were arrested on suspicion of burglary.   

They have been transferred back to Mansfield Police Station for questioning.   

Detective Sergeant Gary Hewson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “While we have made two arrests in connection with this incident we are still progressing with our enquiries and appealing for anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area around this time or anyone who may have captured CCTV or dash-cam footage of the incident to please come forward. 

“Burglary can have a huge impact on victims, not just financially but psychologically too. That’s why the force treats it so seriously and works hard to investigate reports and seek justice for victims as well as well as providing them with support. 

“We are continuing to do everything we can to stop burglaries from happening in the first place, including sharing crime prevention advice. As part of this ongoing preventative work we are urging people to check their home security and make sure they are not leaving themselves vulnerable to burglars. 

“We can’t stress enough how important it is to make sure your front and back doors are kept locked, even when you’re in the house, and your windows are kept locked where possible to deter burglars. 

“There are also steps people can take to remove the temptation for burglars by keeping possessions out of sight and making it seem like someone’s at home.” 

Some simple crime prevention tips for your home include: 

  • Make sure that all doors and windows are locked.
  • Keep desirable items out of view to passers-by.
  • Valuables should not be visible from windows and doors in your home.
  • Ensure your keys are kept in a safe place out of sight and well away from your letterbox.
  • Don’t leave spare keys outside or in a garage or shed.

Never leave garages or sheds unlocked, especially if they connect to your property.

If you see somebody acting suspiciously report it to Nottinghamshire Police immediately by calling 101 or, in an emergency, call 999. 

For more information on how to protect your home click here. 

Anyone with information about the burglary is urged to call Nottinghamshire Police on 101, quoting incident number 0072 of 7 January 2022, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.



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