Drop in mobile phone thefts after proactive operation
A new police operation to combat distraction thefts in Nottingham city centre is showing early signs of success. Neighbourhood officers launched Operation Cloud two weeks ago following a rise in mobile thefts at places including fast-food outlets and coffee shops.
Inspector for Broxtowe borough sets out policing priorities
Inspector vows to put brakes on vehicle crime and build on successes after setting out priorities Police have vowed to tackle vehicle theft head-on after identifying the crime type as a fresh policing priority for the Broxtowe borough.
Appeal after teenager has £450 bike stolen from tram stop
Police have released an image of a man they wish to trace after a £450 mountain bike was stolen from a tram stop. The incident happened at the Wilkinson Street tram stop on November 29 between 8.30am and 9am.
Prolific shoplifter jailed and banned from stores
A prolific shoplifter has been jailed and banned from a number of local stores as police continue to crack down on repeat offenders. Dale Tainton, of no fixed abode, admitted stealing from the Co-op in Ruddington on 7 January 2023.
Prolific burglar jailed after crime spree
A burglar who went on a crime spree targeting homes and sheds has been locked up. Mark Lawson, who committed a string of offences between 25 July 2021 and 26 May 2022, was jailed for a total of four years and nine months.
Prolific shoplifter jailed after causing havoc for businesses
A man who went on a shoplifting crime spree targeting shops in the north of the county has been locked up. Luke Hawkins, of Worksop, repeatedly targeted Sainsbury’s in Worksop and other shops in the area throughout December 2022 and the start of January 2023.
Man charged after theft of £249 headphones
A suspected shoplifter was arrested after he allegedly removed a security tag from wireless headphones, put them in his pocket and attempted to leave without paying. Security guards at John Lewis at the Victoria Centre called the police after detaining the man shortly before 4pm on Monday (9 January).
Multiple arrests as proactive patrols in city centre yield success
A suspected hotel burglar was arrested after cops spotted him while carrying out patrols in Nottingham city centre. An investigation was launched after a man entered a private luggage area at Premier Inn, in Angel Row, and stole a bag containing a £1,200 laptop on 3 January.
Prolific shoplifter and beggar in court
A prolific shoplifter and beggar has been dragged before the courts after making life a misery for shoppers and business owners. Leigham Myers was responsible for a series of thefts which took place at stores across the Clifton area during November and December last year.
Man charged after mountain bike and CCTV cameras stolen
A man has been charged as part of an investigation into a string of incidents. Police were called after three CCTV cameras worth £270 were stolen from a property in Alfreton Road, Arboretum, on 21 November 2022.
Drone leads officers to stolen caravans
Four stolen caravans were recovered after a police drone was used to follow a potential lead. The vans were stolen on Monday (2 January) from a site in Lincolnshire after offenders broke through a fence.
Teen charged with stealing three cars
A teenager has appeared in court accused of stealing three cars within a 24-hour period. The 17-year-old boy, who cannot be named for legal reasons, appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court charged with three thefts of a motor vehicle and two burglaries.
Burglar jailed after leaving prison release documents at crime scene
A hapless burglar who left his prison release documents and a false tooth behind at a crime scene has been put straight back behind bars. Mudasser Ahmed, aged 43, was interrupted by a group of students when he raided a hall of residence in Russel Street, Nottingham city centre.
High-visibility patrols deployed to three robbery hotspots
High-visibility patrols are being deployed across three robbery hotspots as part of a national week of action. Robbery has fallen by more than 15 percent across Nottingham and Nottinghamshire.
Man charged after police probe into burglary and thefts
A police investigation into a house burglary and two shop thefts has led to a man being put before the courts. It comes after an offender entered through an insecure window of an address in Friary Close, Lenton, and stole goods including electrical items before leaving through the front door.