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Shoppers in Bakewell urged to get their car security into gear

Posted on 26th August 2014

Officers from the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team set up shop to offer car security advice to shoppers as part of a forcewide drive.  

Police in Derbyshire have been tackling car crime in the county throughout August as vehicles are often left insecure or with the windows down during the summer months.

PCSO Ian Phipps and PCSO Hayley Grundy visited the Co-Operative Store on Market Street, Bakewell to speak to residents about increasing their security to protect themselves from crime.

The policing team were on hand to speak to shoppers about any concerns they may have, along with issuing crime prevention leaflets, anti-theft number plates screws and screen wipes during the event on Friday, August 22

Officers from the Bakewell Safer Neighbourhood Team are urging residents and visitors to the area to ensure that their vehicles are properly secure and that no valuables are being left on display.

Other advice includes ensuring that Sat-Navs and their cradles are removed, along with wiping away any ‘sucker’ marks. Park in well-lit, overlooked areas where possible and consider using a steering lock, alarm or tracking device for added security.

The teams have been carrying out patrols of local car parks and issuing letters of advice to the owners about leaving items on display. Recent examples include mobile phones, handbags, loose change and sat-navs being clearly visible in the vehicle.

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

To speak to your local policing team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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