Residents in West Bridgford have been warned to make sure their homes are secure after a spate of overnight crime in the area.

Nottinghamshire Police urged the community to stay aware after a surge of break-ins in the area. 

Local resident Rachel Lewis said she was “devastated” after her Range Rover was stolen.

On Tuesday, she said: “Our car was stolen last night from right outside our house.

Another street targeted by burglars
Another street targeted by burglars

“I’m devastated, I have always thought this area to be safe but it has become a living nightmare.”

She added: “If anyone has any CCTV footage it would be greatly appreciated as it could have been taken at any point in the night.”

Neighbourhood Inspector Craig Berry has issued a statement urging people to be on the look-out for suspicious activity and to make sure homes are secure.

Insp Berry said: “With evenings getting longer and darker, we often see an increase in house burglaries.

“We have received an increase of burglaries in the Lady Bay area, Gertrude Road, Mona Road and Trent Boulevard, where suspects have entered via insecure doors and windows.

“Thieves are targeting sheds and outbuildings and any insecure premises using garden tools to force locks and gain entry.”

Nottinghamshire Police are currently making additional overnight patrols in the area and have asked the community to contact police via 999 or 101 to report any new crime or any suspicious activity.