Posted on 22nd July 2014
Derby saw hundreds of people attend the Antique Roadshow event held at the Roundhouse venue last weekend.
Local officers saw the opportunity to provide crime prevention advice to members of the public who would be bringing all manner of items, some extremely valuable, to the show on Sunday, July 20.
PC Dave Keane from D Division Community Safety was joined by members from the local Neighbourhood Watch and PCSO Hayley Orchard from the local policing team.
PC Keane said: “We knew that we would be seeing a big turnout on the day and people would be bringing items of both sentimental and monetary value.
“With this in mind we thought it would be helpful to offer a variety of crime prevention information so they could ensure that they keep those items as secure as possible.
“We reminded people that open and unlocked windows and doors provide easy access for opportunist thieves, especially during this warm spell of weather.
“Neighbourhood Watch were also selling Smart water kits and UV pens which can be used to mark property and in the event that it should be stolen and recovered, it can be reunited with its rightful owner.
"We spoke with many people on the day who were very receptive, we hope they will put into practice some of our suggestions for keeping those valuables safe and secure."
For crime prevention advice please contact your local Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team on 101 the non-emergency number or visit: www.derbyshire.police.uk