Arrest after ‘car key’ vehicle theft from a Nottinghamshire home

Police say that a man has been arrested after a car was stolen.

Officers received a report that a car had been stolen from outside a house in Thorn Grove, Hucknall, before 9pm, on Sunday 17 April, while the owners were inside.

The car is believed to have been stolen from the drive before it was found a short time later in Cherry Avenue, Hucknall, by a member of the public.

Officers armed with intelligence swiftly tracked down a 31-year-old man and arrested him on suspicion of burglary of a dwelling, theft, theft from a shop and possession of class A drugs.

He remains in police custody.

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Detective Sergeant Jon Kerry, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Thanks to the quick work by officers acting on intelligence we were able to arrest a suspect in connection with theft of a car and other matters.

“It is so important that people report incidents like this to the police service quickly and as seen in this instance our officers have been able to swiftly arrest a man.

“We understand the impact any sort of theft has on a person, family, or business and the effect it can have not only financially but also emotionally too.

“We will always do everything we can to invest and bring those responsible to justice.

“Our inquiries remain ongoing into exactly what happened, so we’d ask anyone with any information to get in touch with us should they have any information that could help with our investigation.”

Anyone with any information or CCTV is asked to contact 101, quoting incident number 710 of 17 April 2022, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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