Cars stolen from Mansfield property after teenagers reportedly 'snuck' into house

By Olimpia Zagnat

Two teenagers have been arrested after cars went missing from an address when the residents were asleep.

A Ford Fiesta and Peugeot Allure were allegedly stolen from a property on Woodborough Road, Mansfield, in the early hours on Friday (January 7).

It is believed the offenders snuck into the house via an unlocked back door while the occupants slept upstairs.

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The thieves found the keys to the two vehicles and drove away in them, Nottinghamshire Police reports.

Bank cards, a driving licence and iPod earphones were also stolen from the property.

One of the stolen cars was located in South Yorkshire Police shortly after 1pm on the same day and its occupants, two boys aged 15 and 17, were arrested on suspicion of burglary.

They have been transferred back to Mansfield Police Station for questioning.

Detective Sergeant Gary Hewson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “While we have made two arrests in connection with this incident we are still progressing with our enquiries and appealing for anyone who saw any suspicious activity in the area around this time or anyone who may have captured CCTV or dash-cam footage of the incident to please come forward.

“Burglary can have a huge impact on victims, not just financially but psychologically too. That’s why the force treats it so seriously and works hard to investigate reports and seek justice for victims as well as well as providing them with support.

“We are continuing to do everything we can to stop burglaries from happening in the first place, including sharing crime prevention advice. As part of this ongoing preventative work we are urging people to check their home security and make sure they are not leaving themselves vulnerable to burglars.

“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.

“There are also steps people can take to remove the temptation for burglars by keeping possessions out of sight and making it seem like someone’s at home.”

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