Weekend burglary wave in Amber Valley

Detectives are checking to see if three burglaries that happened in Ripley and Swanwick over the weekend are linked.

The first took place at a cottage in Hammersmith, at the bottom of Butterley Hill, sometime between 11pm on Saturday and 7.55am on Sunday.

An open window was used to gain access and a wallet, a mobile and car keys were stolen along with a VW Golf.

The second break-in happened on Broom Avenue, Swanwick, sometime between 7.30pm on Saturday and 2.10am on Sunday. Thieves broke in through the back door and stole credit cards, cash and a hand bag .

The third took place cometime between 2pm on Saturday and 11am on Sunday at Denton Way, Swanwick. Thieves broke in through the back door and stole an iPad.

A police spokeswoman said officers were working to see if the three crimes were linked.

Anyone with information is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0500 555 111.