Appeal for information after Suzuki Jimny thefts in the Derbyshire Dales
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We are appealing for information after three reports of Suzuki Jimny vehicles being stolen in the Derbyshire Dales.
The first theft happened sometime between Sunday 23 October and Monday 24 October from Crossland Road at Hathersage.
The second is believed to have taken place between around 8pm and 8.45pm on Sunday 30 October from Hassop Road at Hassop, while the third was reported to have taken place overnight between Sunday 30 October and Tuesday 1 November from Main Road at Grindleford.
At this stage it is not known if the incidents are formally linked, but enquiries are being carried out and we would like to hear from anyone who may have noticed any suspicious activity.
We’d also like to remind residents of some vehicle crime prevention advice and ask anyone who owns a Suzuki Jimny, in this area, to remain vigilant.
Always leave your vehicle locked and alarmed if possible
Review your home or business security and consider investing in CCTV, security gates or sensor lights to alert you when someone walks near your vehicle or enters the driveway.
Use a steering wheel lock or pedal lock.
Consider fitting an after-market approved immobiliser
Never leave the vehicle’s keys in the ignition, in the same outbuilding as the vehicle, or near your front door inside your home.
Park in a locked garage, secure car park or well-lit area if possible.
Consider having windows etched with the vehicle registration number or use an invisible ink marker pen to mark these details and your postcode on the underside frame of the vehicle.
Make a note of the chassis number.
Fit a vehicle tracking system.
Be vigilant when using your vehicle for anyone taking an interest in it
Anyone with information which may help with our enquiries should contact us on the details below, quoting reference 22*634336.
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