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Specials operation sees officers deal out car crime prevention packs

Posted on 24th September 2013

A project led by Buxton’s Special Constabulary officers saw more than 100 drivers given advice and packs to prevent thieves targeting their cars.

Volunteer officers patrolled streets around the town on the lookout for vehicles left insecure or with valuables on show.

The team found three cars with mobile phones on display and spoke to the owners about how easy it would have been for a thief to take them.

They also gave away 20 crime prevention packs with cloths to wipe sat nav holder marks from windscreens and air fresheners and stickers telling would-be thieves that valuables have been removed.

Sergeant Jon Lloyd, from Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We have been focusing on cutting thefts from motor vehicles in our area over the past few weeks and this operation was a fantastic way to get the safety message out there.

“The Specials who are attached to our Safer Neighbourhood teams volunteered their time for this work and had some great feedback from members of the public.

“Hopefully people will be more mindful of security when leaving their cars and take those extra steps to help us stop car crime in Buxton.”

The areas covered in the operation, on September 14, included Park Road, Pavilion Gardens, Old Hall, the Crescent, Heath Grove, Windsor Road, Victoria Park Road and Manchester Road.

The officers also posted 80 leaflets with further crime prevention advice to homes across the town.

To find out more about vehicle crime prevention advice, call your local Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.

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