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Motorists urged to put the brakes on vehicle thefts in Hasland

Posted on 23rd March 2015

Motorists in Hasland are being urged to get their security into gear after a vehicle was stolen and others broken into in the area.

Sometime between 12noon on Saturday, March 14 and 8am on Wednesday, March 18, thieves stole a black coloured BMW 5 Series from a carpark on the Warwick Street Industrial Estate in Chesterfield. (CR/11179/15)

Offenders stole electrical items including a Dell Laptop, TomTom Sat-Nav and an Apple iPad Mini from a black Audi A4. The incident took place overnight between 6pm on Tuesday, March 17 and 7am on Wednesday, March 18 along Redbrook Avenue in Hasland. (CR/11173/15)

Between 7.30pm on Thursday, March 19 and 6.30am on Friday, March 20, offenders gained entry to a Vauxhall Zafira that was parked along Penmore Street in Hasland. An Apollo folding pedal cycle was stolen from within. (CR/11516/15)

PCSO Scott Wilson from the Hasland and St Leonard’s Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Following these recent incidents we would like to urge motorists to check that their vehicles are properly secure, with the windows up, before leaving them unattended.

“Avoid leaving items on show in the vehicle and remove any valuables completely where possible as thieves can’t steal what isn’t there.

“Our residents are our eyes and ears in the community so please report anyone acting suspiciously around vehicles as this could help us to stop a crime from happening.”

Other crime prevention advice includes parking in a garage, driveway or well-lit, overlooked areas where possible, and wiping away any sucker marks left behind from a sat-nav cradle.

If you spot anyone acting suspiciously around parked and unattended vehicles, call police straight away on 101. In an emergency, always dial 999.

Anyone with any information about the above incidents is asked to contact PCSO Scott Wilson on 101, quoting the crime number mentioned above, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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