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Police appeal for drivers to lock their cars following thefts in the Hasland area

Posted on 1st July 2014

Police are urging motorists to make sure they lock their vehicles as they carry out enquiries into a number of thefts in the Hasland area.

It is after six cars, believed to have been left insecure overnight, were targeted between Saturday, June 21 and Tuesday, June 24.

The cars had been parked on driveways on Oadby Drive, Rempstone Drive, Cropston Close and Knighton Close. Items including golf clubs, CDs, a DVD player, a drill and binoculars were stolen.

Officers from the Hasland and St. Leonards Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team are carrying out patrols in the area, offering security advice to local residents and making local enquiries.

Team Sergeant Mark Church said: “In these recent incidents it seems vehicles have been left unlocked, as there hasn’t been any sign of damage to the cars which have been targeted.

“There are offenders will look for an easy target, going along roads and even on to driveways to check whether car doors have been locked. By leaving your vehicle insecure you make it easier, and it can take just seconds for them to steal any belongings from inside. Please always make sure that you lock your car when you leave it, and remove any valuable items.”

Sgt. Church added: “We would also ask anyone who may have seen or heard anything suspicious in the area to contact us, and if you notice any activity which doesn’t seem right then please contact the police so that officers can check the area.”

Anyone with information should contact Derbyshire police on 101, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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