Posted on 15th April 2014
Officers from the New Mills and Hayfield Safer Neighbourhood Team will be heading out on increased patrols and offering crime prevention advice following vehicle damage in the area.
Sometime overnight between Saturday, April 12 and Sunday, April 13, offenders used a sharp instrument to cause damage to the paintwork of five vehicles parked outside properties on Longlands Road, New Mills.
Police would like to speak to anyone who may have any information about the incidents.
The New Mills and Hayfield Safer Neighbourhood Team will be carrying out targeted patrols in the area and will be speaking to people about the steps that they can take to protect their vehicles from criminals.
Officers are actively encouraging residents to remain vigilant and to report any suspicious activity to police on 101 or 999 in an emergency to help to stop a crime from happening.
The team are advising motorists to park in well-lit, overlooked areas and to use garages or driveways where possible to extra protect their vehicles. Other crime prevention advice includes ensuring that vehicles are properly secured and that no valuable items are left on display.
To find out more about crime prevention, contact The New Mills and Hayfield Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101, the non-emergency number for Derbyshire police.
Anyone with information about the incidents is asked to call police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.