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Police are appealing for information following theft from vehicles in Derby East

Posted on 11th June 2014

Officers are appealing for information after several vehicles have been targeted in the Allenton and Alvaston areas of Derby.

Sometime between 10.00pm on Sunday, June 8 and 7.15am Monday, June 9 a large range of power tools were stolen from a van on Westdene Avenue in Allenton.

Two high value generators were taken from a compound on Curzon Lane sometime between 5.30am Sunday, June 8 and 7.30am Monday, June 9.

Also between 12pm, Sunday, June 8 and 5.00am Monday, June 9 a disc cutter was taken from a van on Baker Street in Alvaston.

Between 1.00 and 1.30pm on Monday, June 9 a vehicle on Addison Road had its window smashed and a mobile phone taken from inside.

Police would like to speak to anyone who may have witnessed these incidents or may have been offered tools and equipment that are similar to the ones reported stolen.

Sergeant Andy King, a manager of the Safer Neighbourhood Policing Teams at Derby East said: “We would ask anyone who has witnessed suspicious behaviour in these areas to report it to us straightaway.

“We also urge motorists to up their security by ensuring that windows and doors are properly secure and no valuable items or tools are left on display or in the vehicle where possible.

“Other advice includes parking in well-lit, overlooked areas and removing any visible marks such as sat nav holder rings to deter a criminal.”

Anyone with information or CCTV nearby is asked to contact Sgt Andy King at Derby East police station on 101.

If you see anyone acting suspiciously near to parked and unattended vehicles please call 101. Always call 999 in an emergency.

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