Man arrested after string of burglaries led to stolen card being used in Somercotes and Selston

A man has been arrested after several burglaries were reported over a 24-hour period.

Wednesday, 22nd June 2022, 7:42 am

The first burglary happened in the early hours of June 6 at a home in Main Road, Ripley. Mobile phones, a purse containing cash and bank cards, a Kindle Fire and fishing tackle were reported as stolen.

At about 5am that day, a burglar in Pentrich attempted to gain entry to a house and car on Main Road, before stealing a bottle of milk from outside the property.

At around 5.30am, bank cards, mobile phones and a Nintendo Switch rucksack were taken from another house on Main Road. The bank cards were later used for transactions in Somercotes and Selston.

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The burglaries took place in a 24 hour spell across Amber Valley.

A further two burglaries were reported on Main Road on June 6 and 7. During one, a coat and a Swiss army knife were stolen, and the other saw a wheelbarrow filled with lead taken.

A 41-year-old man from the South Normanton area has now been arrested in connection with the incidents.

He has since been released on police bail while enquiries continue.

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