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10 DEC

Detectives investigate after a spate of burglaries in the Moorlands

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Detectives have launched an investigation into four burglaries which all took place on the same day in the Staffordshire Moorlands. Properties in Draycott, Cheadle, and Checkley, were targeted between 4.30pm and 6.30pm on Wednesday, December 2.

Detectives have launched an investigation into four burglaries which all took place on the same day in the Staffordshire Moorlands.
Properties in Draycott, Cheadle, and Checkley, were targeted between 4.30pm and 6.30pm on Wednesday, December 2.

A spokesman for Staffordshire Police said: “During the burglaries jewellery and clothes were taken after untidy searches were carried out. A silver saloon was seen in the area.
“Now anyone with information over the incidents is being urged to come forward as Staffordshire Police continues to investigate the four incidents.
“Two properties on Stuart Avenue in Draycott were targeted while burglaries also took place on Stokesay Drive in Cheadle and Badgers Hollow, Checkley.

During each incident access was gained through the properties’ rear doors.”

Officers from the Staffordshire Moorlands Neighbourhood Policing Team have confirmed that they will be patrolling the area.
Detective Inspector Scott McGrath, of CID North, said: “These sorts of offences are rare in the Staffordshire Moorlands but we would urge residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity.

We are keen to hear from anyone living close to the addresses targeted who may have seen anything unusual that day to get in touch.”

Staffordshire Police also received a report of two males acting suspiciously in the Blythe Bridge area last week.

The spokesman said: “We received a report that at 11.30pm on Thursday, December 3, in the Mount Road area of Blythe Bridge, two males have been seen leaving a parked car and entering peoples drives.

It is unclear at this time what they were after, but they have been disturbed and left the location in a silver Audi.

If you have seen any suspicious activity, please call us quoting serial 680 of 03/12/2020.”

Also in the Moorlands, police received a report of an attempted burglary near Tean at the weekend.

The force spokesman said: “An attempted burglary has taken place on Greatgate Road, Winnothdale, near Tean.

It happened at approximately 12.15am on Sunday (December 6).

Offenders have tried to gain access via the rear of the property but have been unsuccessful.
“If anyone has any information relating to this incident please contact
us quoting reference 21200090874.”

Across the district border in East Staffordshire, police have received a report of an elderly couple who disturbed two offenders who were burgling their house at the weekend.

A force spokesman said: “In the early hours on Sunday, December 6 just past midnight, Police were called to an incident at Great Gate, where an elderly couples house was being burgled. The residents awoke and two offenders made their escape.
“Enquiries are well in hand and are going very well. If you live near Lockers Bank, Great Gate Lane, or Raddle Inn – did you see any vehicles or suspicious activity?

I can reassure you that enquiries are going well and hopefully offenders will be apprehended soon. “Staffordshire Police work very hard with the communities they serve to reduce crime and deter such crimes.

Working together can reduce crime and have positive effects on our residents.

If you have any information about this incident, please contact us quoting incident 6 of 06/12/2020.”

Anyone with any information about any of the above incidents is urged to message Staffordshire Police on Facebook or Twitter, call 101 or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Police are urging residents to be vigilant after this spate of such incidents. The spokesman said: “Can we ask that you check your property and vehicles and don’t leave anything of value out over night.

Secure any windows and doors prior to leaving your property and especially at night leave lights on and close any blinds or curtains.”

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