Suspect arrested after series of burglaries in town
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Police investigating a series of break-ins in Eastwood have arrested a suspect.
Officers were called to Victoria Place in the town at around 5.30am on 8 September 2023 after a resident reported having stones thrown at his window.
The victim was then threatened with a knife before an offender gained access to his home and struck him with a plank of wood.
Further threats were made with the knife before the offender fled the scene.
A 34-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary in connection with the incident yesterday (Wednesday 13 September) and remains in custody.
He has also been detained on suspicion of another aggravated burglary, in Pickering Avenue, on 9 September when a man reported someone was trying to smash his door open.
The resident in a multi-occupancy property was also threatened through the door by a man claiming to have a hammer and a knife.
Officers further arrested the suspect on suspicion of a burglary in South Street, on 1 September, in which a quantity of cash was stolen from a home after a break-in.
The suspect has also been arrested on suspicion of assaulting a woman after she was pushed over and cut her hand in Scargill Walk at around 7.50am on 1 September.
When police attended the scene of the assault one officer was pushed to the chest. The suspect has been further detained on suspicion of assaulting an emergency worker.
Detective Sergeant Ben Skellern, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Members of the force's burglary team have carried out a proactive investigation into these very serious offences and I’m pleased this suspect is now in custody.
“These break-ins must have been upsetting for the victims and I hope our response provides some reassurance to them and the wider community in Eastwood.
“Burglary is a horrible crime and can have a long lasting impact on victims.
“Our investigation remains ongoing and anyone with information should call police on 101, quoting incident number 71 of 9 September 2023, or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.”