CAR and house keys were stolen from a property in East Staffordshire when a burglar outside of the dwelling used an “implement” device to take the items through a letter box. The incident happened at around 3am at a house on Beacon Road in Rolleston-on-Dove, near Uttoxeter on Thursday, August 15. A spokesperson from Staffordshire Police said: “It is believed that the offender used an implement to pull the keys through the letterbox without ever entering the address.”
The force reminds residents not to leave keys within reach of cars and windows.
People with information about this incident are urged to call the police quoting serial code 161 of August 15.
Meanwhile, police said there has been a rise in business break-ins in East Staffordshire of late.
Over the weekend tools have been stolen from vans in the Swift Close and Heron Drive area in Uttoxeter.
Anyone with information these crimes can contact the police using reference number 111 for Heron Drive and 90 for Swift Close of August 16.
Police are further reminding business owners to take all cash and valuables home with them, and suggest putting a sign on the premises saying explaining this to warn off any potential burglars.
Elsewhere, just before 2am on Tuesday, August 20 an attempted burglary was made at Denstone Hall Farm Shop.
Police said they were quick on the scene with culprits making off on foot before anything could be stolen, although damage was caused to the building.
A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said: “Police are investigating and local enquiries are going well. We are seeking images or information regarding a silver VW Golf.
“If you have any information please contact Staffordshire Police via social media, Facebook or Staffs Police website.
“Working closely with our communities often brings good results, and we can reassure the public that patrols are carried out and hopefully enquiries into this incident will bring a positive result.”
Those who may any information on the incident can call the police using quoting 41 of August 20.
A male wearing all black clothes and carrying a plastic tool box and a crowbar in his hands was spotted in the Werrington area around 10.43pm.
His face was covered with what is thought to be scarf-like material.
Police urge that anyone who may have information on this to come forward and contact them using reference number 776 on August 18.
Separate reports of another male acting suspiciously in the Tean area have been made to the force.
A police spokesman said: “The man, who was wearing a hoody and black trousers with a strip down the side, attempted to break into a property but was interrupted when doing so.
“A number of items were recovered which the police believe he was going to return for.”
The incident occurred between 2.45am on August 14 to 7.58pm on August 15.
Police reiterate that those who may think they have information on this crime to contact them using reference code 109 of August 15.
Further reports of a suspicious man seen in the Wetley Rocks area have been received by police.
A spokesperson for Staffordshire Police said: “The male was described as a white male wearing black jeans light, possibly blue, T-shirt aged approximately 30.
“He was seen carrying some kind of slim case.
“If you have seen anything suspicious in the area please call Staffordshire Police quoting reference 580 14/08/2019.”
Finally, a considerable amount of alcohol and tobacco has been stolen during a break-in at a shop in the Moorlands.
Staffordshire Police confirmed that burglars had broken into Co-op on Uttoxeter Road in Blythe Bridge and that a “large quantity” of these age-restricted items were taken at around 3am yesterday (Tuesday, August 20).
A force spokesman stated that the offenders forced entry and “made off from the scene.”
An investigation is currently underway with the force urging anyone who may have any information on the crime to call Staffordshire Police quoting serial number 62 of August 20.
Any witnesses to any of these incidents is urged to contact Staffordshire Police on the non-emergency number of 101.
In the case of an emergency call 999.
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