Crime over all continues to fall. It is down 24% for the year to date which means there have been 188 less victims of crime. Acquisitive crime has reduced by 7% with the sharpest drop being in shop thefts which are down 55%. There has been a slight increase in vehicle crime over the past seven days with motor bikes and scooters being the main targets. These crimes have no definite pattern and would appear to be opportunistic so we would ask all owners to be vigilant. Take basic precautions like fitting an alarm or immobiliser. Put security marking on as many parts of your motor bike or scooter as possible to make it less attractive to thieves. When at home use additional security locks and chains.
Reported crimes for the week to Thursday 5th July
A house was burgled on Watnall Road, Hucknall in the early hours of the 4th July. Entry was via a rear window and a vehicle was also stolen using keys obtained from the house. An arrest has been made in connection with this crime and the investigation is ongoing.
On the 3rd July a shed break occurred in Versailles Gardens, Hucknall and a mountain bike was stolen.
In Beardall Street, Hucknall two padlocks were cut from a garage door.
On the 30th June a red and black Garelli moped was stolen from a driveway in Smeath Road, Underwood.
On the 1st July a Zafira car was stolen on the Hucknall Bypass.
On the 4th July a scooter was stolen from a driveway in Alfreton Drive, Pye Bridge.
There was an attempt to steal a scooter, resulting in damage to the bike, in Valentine Avenue, Selston on the 5th July.
Two instances of Criminal damage to vehicles have been reported. The first, in Garden Road, Hucknall on the 29th June. The second occurred on the 1st July in Palmer Avenue where a car had tyres slashed.
If you have any information relating to any of the above crimes please contact the police on 101 or anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111