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Hathersage motorists encouraged to increase security in beauty spot car parks

Posted on 16th July 2014

Police are encouraging motorists to get their security into gear and protect their vehicles from being targeted by thieves this summer.

Officers from the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team are urging residents and visitors to the area to ensure that no valuables are left on display in vehicles, especially those parked in popular beauty spot car parks.

PCSO Anthony Boswell from the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Please remember, if you leave nothing in, nothing can be taken out so taking simple steps to protect your vehicles can save a lot of distress and can prevent you from becoming a victim of crime.

“Thieves will try their luck if they think there is a chance valuables will be left inside, so our advice is to always take your items with you when you can and ensure that no valuables are left on display.

“Make sure that the windows are up and that the vehicle is properly secure before leaving unattended and remove any rings from your windscreen which have been caused by a sat-nav to deter a criminal.”

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 Safer Neighbourhood Team call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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