Posted on 22nd November 2013
Police are appealing for information in relation to the attempted theft from a vehicle in Hope Valley.
On the evening of Monday, November 11, three unknown males attempted to gain entry to a vehicle parked outside a property on New Close, Eyam.
The victim disturbed the criminals which caused them to flee the scene.
No property was taken but damage has been caused to the rear doors of the works van.
Officers are appealing for witnesses to the crime, which took place between 11:45pm and midnight, to get in touch.
Police would also like to remind motorists to take extra steps to further prevent themselves from becoming a victim of car crime.
Crime prevention advice includes:
Keeping any valuables out of sight, either in the boot or not in the car at all;
If you have a sat nav, wipe the windscreen after you have removed it so there is no mark where the holder was placed;
Park your car in a well-lit area or garage where possible;
Ensure that your car doors and boot are properly locked;
Make sure the windows are secure.
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.