Posted on 10th January 2014
Officers in Fairfield are reminding residents to keep their vehicles secure following a number of thefts in the area.
Overnight between Monday, January 6 and Tuesday, January 7, a wallet was stolen from a Kia Sportage parked on a driveway on Kings Close.
Sometime between 5pm on Sunday, January 5 and 3pm on Tuesday, January 7, offenders gained entry to a Renault Megane.
A sat-nav, phone charger and a gentleman’s ICE watch were taken from the vehicle that was parked on Chatsworth Road.
Two other incidents have also occurred on The Font, Fairfield where football boots and a sports bag were stolen.
PC Steve Blore from Fairfield Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “Thieves are opportunists so will only target a vehicle if they believe that there is something worth taking.
“Before you leave your vehicle unattended, make sure that the windows and doors are properly locked and valuables are kept out of sight or ideally removed from the car.
“We will be increasing patrols in the area and are working hard to identify offenders and bring them to justice for the crime.
“The team will also be handing out crime prevention advice to reassure residents about the steps that they can take to deter a criminal."
Other advice includes parking in well-lit, overlooked areas and removing any visible marks such as sat nav holder rings to deter a criminal.
To report any suspicious behaviour in your area call 101, the non-emergency number, except in an emergency when the number is always 999.
Witnesses or anyone with information about the crimes should call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.