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Crime Report - Ashfield South for the week to Thursday 6 April 2017

Alert message sent 07/04/2017 17:36:00

Information sent on behalf of Neighbourhood Watch in Nottinghamshire

Good News
An arrest has been made connected to the shed breaks that have occurred in the Selston, Jacksdale and Underwood areas over the past two to three weeks.
Two ladies waiting for a Taxi were approached by a man asking them to change some coins.  He then asked if they could change a twenty pound note.  When one of the ladies opened her purse he tried to distract her and cover the purse, attempting to take money from the purse.   The lady realised what was happening and closed the purse.  The man is described as being smallish in height, medium build with dark hair.  He had what was described as a foreign sounding accent but the ladies were unable to place it more precisely.
Please be very guarded if you are approached by a stranger asking you for change.  If you have been approached in a similar manner, or know of a relative or friend who has, please contact the police using the details given at the foot of this message or use the reply feature at the bottom of the Alert.
Crimes reported over the past seven days.
Burglary Dwelling
None Reported
Burglary Other
At 5.30pm on Tuesday 21 March at a building site on Main Road, Kirkby Woodhouse, a Store building was broken into and a diesel generator and concrete mixer were stolen.
At sometime on Saturday 25 or Sunday 26 March in Watnall Road, Hucknall, an insecure garage was entered and the following Stihl tools were stolen; Leaf blower, Chainsaw, Strimmer, long reach Chainsaw. A Husquvana chainsaw, a Makita battery drill and charger.  The following 110v tools; concrete breaker, angle grinder, Makita sander, Bosch drill and charger.
At 9.45pm on Wednesday 29 March in Vine Terrace, Hucknall, doors were forced to gain entry to the premises and a small quantity of cash was stolen.
Overnight Saturday to Sunday 1/2 April a glass panel was smashed in a door to gain entry to Jacksdale Garden Centre.  Nothing was taken.
Between 4.00pm on Sunday 2 April and 7.45am on Monday 3 April on the A611 Hucknall By-Pass, a steel cabin in a field was broken into. Nothing was taken.
Between 10.30pm on Sunday 2 April and 9.00am Monday 3 April in Broxtowe Drive, Hucknall, a shed was broken into by removing the door hinges.  Two mountain bikes were stolen.
Around 1.40am on Monday 3 April in Glebe Street, Annesley Woodhouse, an insecure shed was entered and two bikes were removed.  The bikes were abandoned on the drive when the intruders were disturbed.
Between 9.00pm on Tuesday 4 and 10.30am on Wednesday 5 April, Alexandria House, Watnall Road, Hucknall, was entered by forcing the front door.  Cash from a till and tubs of Protein were stolen.
Between 7.00am and 10.30am on Wednesday 5 April in Watnall Road, Hucknall, a shed was entered by breaking the padlock.  A lawnmower and tools were stolen.
Theft of motor vehicle
Between 10.30pm on Saturday 1 April and 6.00am on Monday 2 April in Florence Street, Hucknall, a Green Vesper ETH scooter was stolen from the yard.
Theft from motor vehicle
Between 6.00pm on Wednesday 29 and 6.00pm on Thursday 30 March in Little Oak Avenue, Annesley Woodhouse, the side door to a grey Citroen Relay van was forced.  We do not know if anything was stolen.
Between 9.30pm on Tuesday 4 and 7.00am on Wednesday 5 April in Windsor Road, Selston, four hub caps were stolen from a silver Ford Mondeo car.
If you have any information relating to the above criminal activity e.g. did you or anyone you know witness one of the incidents? Do you know who the person(s) responsible are? Have you noticed any suspicious activity prior to any incident? 
Or do you have any CCTV footage that may be of help? 
If so, please contact Stephen Swift, Intelligence Officer for Hucknall, by e-mail at or you can contact the police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
The police now have a Facebook page and you can see it on:-
Ashfield Police: Hucknall, Jacksdale, Selston, Underwood and area.
Just press the ‘Like’ to get access. 

This message is sent on behalf of Insp. Glenn Longden.
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John Duke (NHWN, Local Communications Administrator, Ashfield South)

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