- Created on Friday, 18 March 2016 10:09
Motorists in Hadfield are being encouraged to lock it or lose it following thefts from vehicles in the town. Last weekend, police received reports of four vehicles in Hadfield being broken into and items such as clothing and electrical items being stolen. Overnight between 10.30pm on Saturday, March 12 and 9am the following morning, thieves targeted a grey Renault Kangoo that was parked on the driveway of a property along North Brook Road in Hadfield.
A rucksack, clothing, Reebok trainers, and a pair of Ray Ban sunglasses were stolen from within.
On the same night, vehicles along Pear Tree Close, Burnside and Green Lane in Hadfield were also targeted by thieves, with items including cash, a purse containing bank cards and a driving licence, a sat-nav, and a mobile phone being stolen.
Following the thefts, officers are urging local drivers to be vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to them as it is happening to help stop a crime from taking place.
Officers from the Hadfield and Tintwistle Safer Neighbourhood Team will be working alongside the police cadets to carry out targeted patrols in the area. They will also be speaking to motorists to encourage them to consider the security of their own vehicles.
Crime prevention advice includes:
Parking in well-lit, open areas and using a garage or driveway if possible;
Ensuring no valuable items including mobile phones and handbags are left on display inside your vehicle;
Removing sat navs from display and wiping the mark from the window where it has been secured;
Installing an alarm system in a bid to deter this type of crime;
Masking sure your vehicle is locked and secure before leaving it unattended;
Marking all your equipment, like your car stereo, with your vehicle registration number.
For more information on vehicle safety and security visit: http://www.derbyshire.police.uk/Safety-advice/Vehicle-Security.aspx
To speak to a member of the Hadfield and Tintwistle Safer Neighbourhood Team call 101, and follow them on Twitter: @HadfieldSNT