Police remind car owners to secure their vehicles

Alert message sent 20/05/2020 10:09:00

Information sent on behalf of Derbyshire Constabulary

We are issuing a gentle reminder to the owners of cars to make sure they are kept locked and secure whilst parked-up overnight.

The warning comes after a spree of thefts from cars in the Oaklands Ave area of Littleover, Derby earlier this week.

Between Sunday, 17 May and Monday 18, May, six cars had items stolen from them including cash, credit cards and small tools.

Sergeant Mark Parry is in charge of Safer Neighbourhood policing in the area and said: “ Our investigations in to these thefts have revealed that the offenders were clearly trawling cars parked in the area to find those that were insecure and therefore easy to get in to.

“Whilst the value of the items stolen were relatively low this does not reduce the impact on the victims, money has been subsequently taken from bank accounts and the bank cards used.

“We are continuing to try and identify those responsible and as such would ask anyone with CCTV in the area to check it for any suspicious behaviour over that period and to contact us should they find anything.”

Anyone with any information should make contact with the Littleover Safer Neighbourhood Team using any of the following contact methods and quoting reference number 20*250713:

Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
Website – complete the online contact form www.derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
Phone – call us on 101.

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org
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Paul Cannon (Media team, Staff, South Division)

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