More Burglaries as Police announce Christmas initiative

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The worrying spate of burglaries in the area has continued as Police announced their bid to target the crime in the build-up to Christmas.

Following on from incidents reported in the previous edition of The Mail across the Bramhall, Cheadle Hulme and Gatley areas, further incidents have been reported, some of which have occurred while the residents were still at home.

At the beginning of November, a gang of three men attempted to steal a Mercedes A Class from a house in High Grove Road, Cheadle, threatening to kill the owner who was at home with his wife and two children, when he confronted them.

Two weeks after this incident, a house in nearby Gatley was broken into by three men who threatened the terrified occupants and demanded gold. It is not known if the two incidents were linked.

Properties left empty through the October half term holiday were also targeted and cars worth a total of £80,000 were stolen from homes in Cheadle Hulme, Cheadle and Heald Green.

Inspector Neil Cook, from the Stockport West Police area has outlined the measures being taken as part of their initiative.

He said: “There will be a proactive operation with more mobile patrols in cars in hotspot areas so we can respond quickly.”