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Bakewell motorists urged to get their security into gear

Posted on 10th September 2014

Officers from the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team are urging motorists to take steps to better protect their vehicle from being targeted by thieves.

Motorists are being reminded about the importance of removing valuables from their vehicles following police patrols at the Chatsworth County Fair on Saturday, August 30.

PC Ian Hyde from the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “We carried out patrols throughout the day as part of our auto crime initiative and noticed a number of vehicles with valuables, such as sat-navs, left on display.

“Thieves are opportunists, so don’t make your vehicle appealing to them. Before leaving your vehicle unattended, ensure that it is properly secure and that any valuables are taken with you or left completely out of view.”

Other advice includes parking in well-lit, overlooked areas and removing any visible marks such as sat nav holder rings to deter a criminal.

To speak to the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

Follow the team on Twitter: @BakewellSNT.

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