Two homes burgled in New Houghton

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Police are appealing for information after two homes were burgled in New Houghton.

The incidents happened between 7pm and 11pm on Friday, 3rd May. A property on Chapel Street was broken into, but nothing was stolen, and jewellery was taken from an address on Meden Avenue.

Officers also received a further three reports of someone acting suspiciously in the area, trying doors and windows and going into gardens at around the same time.

Insp Russ Dakin, of the Community Safety unit, said: “The weather was quite nice that evening so it’s possible that there would have been a number of people about in the area, local residents, taxi drivers or even people passing through the village.

“Officers are carrying out local enquiries but we would urge anyone who saw anything in the New Houghton area which may have been suspicious to contact us, no matter how small you think it could be.”

Insp Dakin added: “The area has seen low levels of burglary, and we want to make sure that it stays that way.

“Patrols are being carried out in the area but any information the community can offer will help police to find those responsible for carrying out these distressing crimes.”

Residents are also encouraged to make sure their homes are secure, to consider marking up any valuables, storing them out of view from passers by and to keep any garden gates locked.

Anyone with information should contact the C Division Volume Crime Team on 101, the non emergency number for Derbyshire police, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.