Police launch appeal after New Year’s burglaries in Somercotes and Riddings

Posted by: Laura Hammond

Tue 3rd January 2023

Police are appealing for information after burglaries in Somercotes and Riddings on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

The appeal – issued by Derbyshire Constabulary on Tuesday (January 3) – is asking if anyone can help with information or CCTV footage.

Explaining the incident, the appeal says: “Between 8.30pm on December 31 and 3.30am on January 1, 2023, offenders broke into a property in Leabrooks Road in Somercotes and stole items including jewellery, a TV and cash as well as a black 67 plate Mercedes.

“At around 5.30am on January 1, an offender entered a property in South Street, Riddings, and stole a handbag containing a purse, gift vouchers and jewellery.

“The Mercedes is believed to have been used in a number of other burglaries on the same night as well as being seen in the Ashfield area of Nottinghamshire.

“The vehicle was later found abandoned and officers are keen to hear from anyone who may have seen it in the Somercotes and Riddings area overnight on December 31/January 1.”

Anyone with any information about the burglaries should contact Derbyshire Constabulary and quote reference 23*517.

You can get in touch via the force’s Facebook page, via the @DerPolContact Twitter account or by calling 101.

You can also complete an online form here.