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Advice after Buxton cars are targeted by thieves

Posted on 6th April 2017

We are appealing for information and offering advice after cars were targeted in Buxton earlier this week.

This follows a number of incidents overnight between Monday, April 3 and Tuesday, April 4, involving thieves breaking into vehicles on Manchester Road, Lightwood Road and Corbar Road, Buxton.

Items including a Garmin sat nav, a phone carrier, and cash have been stolen.

Sergeant Denis Murphy of the town’s Safer Neighbourhood team said: “We are appealing for the public’s help in identifying anyone that may have been acting suspiciously near the roads concerned and we would welcome any information about the offences.

“We will be carrying out increased patrols to try and identify and arrest those responsible. In the meantime, I would appeal to all owners of cars and vans to be especially vigilant and to take steps to boost their security. This includes ensuring that windows and doors are properly secure and that no valuable items are left on display or in the vehicle where possible.”

Crime prevention advice includes:

  • Ensure that doors are locked and the windows are up before leaving your vehicles unattended;
  • Do not leave any valuables on display, including bags, clothing, or loose change.
  • Remove sat navs from display and wipe the mark from the window where it has been secured, and take any MP3s, iPads, or phones with you when leaving.
  • If you intend to leave items in the vehicle place them in the boot and not in the glove box or under the seat.
  • Ensure that any charging cables from the cigarette lighter are removed and that the lighter back is put back in its place.
  • Remove stereo facia if possible.
  • Leave the glove box open and sun visors down to show there is nothing hidden.

Anyone with any information about the incidents is asked to contact the Buxton Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101, or by sending them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here


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