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Police slam the brakes on vehicle crime in Buxton

Posted on 12th November 2013

Officers from Buxton and Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team are urging the public to remain vigilant following a number of thefts from vehicles in Buxton.

On Friday, November 8 a printer was stolen from a vehicle that was parked on the driveway of a property on Lightwood Road, Buxton.

The victim left the car unattended for a short space of time while they took items into the house at about 5pm.

On return, they found that the rear back door had been opened and the computer printer had been taken.

Officers from the team are increasing visible patrols in the area and will be chatting to local residents about crime prevention to help clamp down on theft in the area.

PCSO Linda Cook from Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “We would like to urge all motorists to take extra steps to further prevent themselves from becoming a victim of crime.  

“Thieves are opportunists so will only target a vehicle if they believe that there is something worth taking.

“Simple steps, such as ensuring that no valuables are left in the vehicle and removing any visible marks such as sat nav holder rings, can really help to deter a criminal.”

Other advice includes parking in well-lit areas, keeping vehicles locked at all times and reporting any suspicious activity to police on 101 or 999 in an emergency.

Anyone with any information regarding this incident or would like to speak to the team about crime prevention, call 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.

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