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Appeal after tools were stolen from a van in Padfield

Posted on 10th May 2017

We’re appealing for information and reminding people not to leave tools or valuables in vehicles overnight after a van was broken in to in Padfield, Glossop.

The incident happened between 11pm on Wednesday, May 3 and 6.30am on Thursday, May 4.

Offenders gained access to a Ford Transit van parked overnight in Platt Street and stole a number of tools.

PCSO Brian Buller of the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team has been making enquiries. He said: “I am appealing to anyone who saw or heard anything suspicious in the area between the relevant times to please contact me. I would also like to hear from anyone who has been offered tools for sale locally in suspicious circumstances.

“We’re also urging motorists to not leave tools or valuables in their vehicles overnight. Fit a visible alarm system, double lock your van, reduce access to your vehicle by parking against a garage or wall and, if possible, park somewhere well-lit and with CCTV coverage.

“People should also consider marking their equipment and tools, recording down any serial numbers and taking a photograph. You can also register your valuables with an online database such as Immobilise to help police to return your equipment to you if it is stolen and recovered.”

Anyone with information should contact PCSO Buller on 101, quoting reference 17*184758, or send him a message online through the Contact Us page of the Derbyshire police website: www.derbyshire.police.uk.

You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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