Further Theft from Housing Development

The latest Ruddington crime figures, just released by Rushcliffe Police, reveal that thieves have struck again at a Ruddington building site – for a THIRD time!

In the early hours of 10th September 2021, criminals got away with a three tonne digger from the Linden Homes ‘Blacksmith’s Green’ development. Previously, thousands of pounds worth of scaffolding was stolen from the Flawforth Lane construction site in July, and various building items went missing in a raid the month before.

So far this year, brazen thieves have also managed to steal a diesel road roller from the Avant Homes development on Asher Lane – whilst there was damage to vehicles at the Bloor Homes site on Wilford Road.  Villagers are asked to remain vigilant for any suspicious behaviour on or around these building sites – especially out of normal working hours – and contact local police if you notice any unusual activity.

Otherwise, last month was relatively ‘quiet’ for recorded crime in Ruddington – with just seven offences reported to Rushcliffe officers via 101 between September 1st and 30th, as follows:-

1st  – Unknown suspect picked up dropped vehicle keys on Loughborough Road and subsequently stole the vehicle

There were two drive-offs in September

6th – Vehicle was filled with £35 worth of fuel at Loughborough Road filling station and payment was not made

10th – During the early hours of the morning, a three tonne digger was stolen from the building site on Flawforth Lane

12th – Unknown suspect entered the Co-op, selected items, and made no attempt to pay

17th – Whilst parked in the Rushcliffe Country Park car park, an unknown suspect smashed a window and stole a handbag

19th – Overnight an unknown suspect broke into a shed on Savages Row and stole a bike

22nd – A vehicle displaying false plates filled with fuel at Loughborough Road filling station and made no payment

If you have information about any of the above incidents, you’re asked to contact Nottinghamshire Police online >>HERE<<. Otherwise you can call officers on 101 or via Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111. Remember, you should dial 999 only in an emergency – if you see a crime actually taking place.

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