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Police advise after cars broken into at popular Derbyshire Dales beauty spots

Posted on 21st November 2013

Police are appealing for information after a number of cars were broken into in popular beauty spot car parks near Hathersage.

The vehicle – a Vauxhall Astra – was parked in an area close to Stanage Edge when it was broken into on Saturday, November 16.

The offenders searched the car and stole items including clothing, money and a Kindle.  

Police are appealing for witnesses to the crime, which took place between 10am and 5:30pm, to get in touch.

PCSO Anthony Boswell from the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Thieves will try their luck if they think there is a chance valuables will be left inside and our advice is to take your items with you when you can.

“Don’t give criminals an early Christmas present so always remove any valuables from your vehicles.

“Please remember, if you leave nothing in, nothing can be taken out so taking simple steps like this can save a lot of distress and can prevent you from becoming a victim of crime.”

On Monday, November 18 a Skoda was broken into on Hooks car park, Hathersage. The would-be-thieves gained access to the vehicle between 12noon and 3pm however nothing appeared to be stolen.

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

Witnesses or anyone with information on the above crime should call police on 101 or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

To find out more, call your local Safer Neighbourhood team on 101.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.