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Burglar convicted after series of break-ins

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Burglar convicted after series of break-ins

A burglar has been convicted following a series of break-ins impacting residents in the Stapleford and Trowell areas.

Kieran Ferris, aged 28, of Rockford Court, Stapleford, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court on Thursday (25 May 2023) where he pleaded guilty to two charges of burglary and a further count of handling stolen goods.

He was remanded in custody and is next due to appear at Nottingham Crown Court on 15 June 2023.

Ferris stole two mountain bikes after breaking into a garage in Pasture Road, Stapleford, overnight between 11pm on 20 May and 6am on 21 May 2023. Both bikes were subsequently recovered.

He also stole high-value gardening tools after breaking into an outbuilding, off the A609 in the Trowell area, on 16 May 2023.

When officers arrested Ferris on Wednesday morning (24 May 2023), in the Stapleford area, he was also found with a stolen mountain bike which was taken after a garage was burgled off the A6007 Ilkeston Road, Stapleford, between 19 and 20 May 2023.

Neighbourhood Inspector Mike Ebbins, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “I have been very aware of our local residents' concerns around an increase in theft offences in this area.

"My team have been totally focused on identifying the suspect and putting a stop to this issue. I am pleased Ferris has been convicted of these offences and will now be held accountable for his actions.

“Burglary is a deeply upsetting and impactful crime which we don’t want anyone to fall victim to.

“Preventing and driving down burglary is a priority for the force and we want to do everything we can to stop burglaries from happening in the first place.

“We have increased patrols in affected areas to provide reassurance while we continue with our investigations, but we do need the public’s help to combat burglary.

“Now people are enjoying the warmer weather, it’s also a timely reminder to residents to think about their home security and to make sure their homes are kept secure at all times.

“Burglars are often opportunistic thieves, looking for the easiest way of getting into your home without being seen or disturbed.

“We can’t stress enough how important it is to make sure your front and back doors are kept locked, even when you’re in the house, and your windows are kept locked where possible to deter burglars.”

If you see somebody acting suspiciously report it to Nottinghamshire Police immediately by calling 101 or, in an emergency, call 999.

People can also report crimes through Nottinghamshire Police’s Live Chat feature, which is available 7am to 10pm seven days a week, via the force’s website. You will be put directly in touch with a qualified, experienced control room operator who will assist you with your inquiry or report.

To access Live Chat visit Home | Nottinghamshire Police and click on the blue round button at the bottom right of your screen. You’ll then be connected to a control room operator.

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