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Police in Allestree and Darley remind car owners to lock their vehicles and remove valuables overnight

Posted on 14th December 2016
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Officers from the Allestree and Darley Safer Neighbourhood Team are reminding vehicle owners to lock their vehicles and remove valuables whilst they are parked overnight. 

The reminder comes after 13  vehicles in the area have had property removed in the last week, with most offences happening whilst cars are parked up overnight. 

Sergeant Mark Preston, who is in charge of the team, said: “Over the last week we have seen a spike of this type of offence in the area of Allestree and Darley. We are responding to this by increasing our patrols, both overt and covert, in an attempt to stop the offences and catch the offenders.” 

“I would also urge car owners to help us, help them, by taking the basic crime prevention steps of ensuring that they lock their vehicles when left unattended and that any valuables are removed. 

Anyone who has any information with regard to these offences can contact the team on 101 or send them a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website here. 

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting

Attached is a leaflet containing simple tips to help you stop becoming a victim of car crime.

Do you need a quick answer to a general question? Then we recommend you visit the national Ask The Police web site.