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Police issue advice following catalytic convertor thefts in Buxton

Posted on 9th June 2015

Police in Buxton are appealing for information following the theft of catalytic convertors from vans in the area.

In the early hours of Saturday, June 6, two men approached a van along Burlow Road in Buxton, before crawling underneath the Mercedes panel van and removing the catalytic convertor.

Minutes later, the pair returned to remove the same part from a Mercedes-Benz pick-up truck parked next to the first and fled the scene. The incident took place between 2.45am and 3.20am. (CR/23684/15)

Sometime between 9pm on Friday, June 5 and 8.45am the following day, thieves gained entry into the bonnet of a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter which was parked along Cumberland Close in Buxton.

Once inside, thieves removed the full exhaust system and cut numerous wires in the process. (CR/23686/15)

Following the incidents, van drivers are being encouraged to boost the security of their own vehicles by parking in well-lit, overlooked areas where possible and ensuring that alarm systems are activated before leaving their vehicle unattended.

Residents are being urged to remain vigilant and to report anyone acting suspiciously, especially around commercial vehicles, to police without delay.

Anyone with any information about the above crimes is asked to contact police on 101, quoting the crime number mentioned above.

For further crime prevention advice or to speak to your local Safer Neighbourhood 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.