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Police Cadets and Specials help Darley officers to target vehicle crime

Posted on 29th October 2014

D Division Police Cadets and Special Constables assisted local officers and PCSOs from Darley neighbourhood to target vehicle insecurity in the ‘Six Streets’ area last week.

A number of recent theft from vehicles in the area lead to the initiative which took place on Thursday, October 23.

All vehicles in the White Street, Wheeldon Avenue, Park Grove, Statham Street, Parkfields Drive and Bromley Street area were checked for insecurities. 

PC Laura Robins, the Cadet Leader said:” A total of 172 vehicles were checked resulting in 15 insecurities found. In one street, of the 34 vehicles checked, eight were found to be insecure.

“A number of vehicles also had items on display; these included a sat nav plugged into the dashboard, loose change, a handbag and an assortment of sports bags and IT accessories.

“Almost all of the owners were located and advised accordingly and crime prevention leaflets were distributed in the area to raise awareness.”

One resident thanked a member of the cadet team for bringing the issue to his notice stating he felt reassured that this was being addressed.

PC Robins continued: “People need to keep vigilant about the security of their vehicles to avoid the aggravation of personal items being stolen, try and get into a habit of checking the car to remove items on display and lock it before you head into the house.”

Local officers from all neighbourhood areas in Derby City, Erewash and South Derbyshire strongly urge residents to keep their homes and vehicles secure, to contact their local team if they need any advice in doing so and to report anything which may be suspicious.

To contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team please call: 101 or visit: www.derbyshire.police.uk

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