Press release- man entering car in Belper

Alert message sent 31/01/2019 13:14:00

Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary

Motorists reminded to lock cars as CCTV is released of man opening and searching a car in Belper.

We are reminding motorists to be alert and security conscious as our officers try to trace the man in this CCTV footage.

This incident took place on John O’Gaunts Way at around 4am on Monday, January 7. Although the man managed to get in the car, nothing appears to have been stolen.

PCSO Scott Hunt of the Belper Town Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “It is really important to make sure you leave your car locked and secure, and never leave valuables on show. It takes little effort and time for a would-be thief to steal from a car which is unlocked so please help to reduce the risk of becoming a victim by not letting your car be an easy target.
“If you recognise the man in this footage, please contact us and if you notice any activity such as this report it to police as soon as possible.”

If you have any have any information which you think could help, please contact us using one of the following non-emergency contact methods and mention PC Tony Hayes, and reference number 19*8376, in any correspondence.

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You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.

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Carole Woodall (Police, Communications Administrator, Derbyshire)

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