Buxton residents urged to be on their guard against buying stolen goods

Posted on 5th August 2013

Police are warning people to be on their guard if they are offered low-price goods for sale as several electrical items have been stolen in Buxton recently.

A sat nav was stolen from a car parked on the driveway of a house in Tongue Lane on July 15 while a device was taken from a car parked in Queen’s Road the following day.

Both sat navs were recovered by officers when they searched a house in Elizabeth Avenue on July 18. A 29-year-old woman was given a caution for handling stolen goods.

Meanwhile, 34-year-old Aaran Jones, of Monsal Avenue, Buxton, was charged last month with handling stolen goods after he was found in possession of a laptop which had been taken from a car parked in Heath Grove on June 14.

Officers are urging people to be wary if they are offered electrical items like these at a price which seems to be too good to be true, as they may have been stolen.

Police are also reminding people to take property like this, as well as phones, bags and wallets, from their cars when they leave them. Also ensure your car is locked and your windows and sun roof closed.

If you suspect you may have been offered stolen goods, call police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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