Officers release image of car which may be linked to thefts from vans in the Derby area
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Our officers are appealing for information and have released an image of a car they believe may be linked to a number of thefts from vans in the Derby area.
The car, thought to be a dark coloured Toyota Avensis, was seen acting suspiciously near to the incidents during the evening of Wednesday 30 October.
A large number of power tools were taken from four vans, which were parked on Martha Road and Tower Drive in Mackworth, and Thames Way and Bentley Brook in Hilton.
We would also like to trace a number of people who are believed to have walked along Thames Way around between 6.30pm and 7pm that evening as they may have seen the incident or the offenders.
As well as our appeal, van owners are being reminded of our advice around vehicle security and are invited to come along to a number of property marking events taking place in the Derby area during November.
Vans owners should make sure their vehicle is locked, no matter how quickly they think they will return to the vehicle. All valuables should be removed and we would urge people to have tools security marked, as in the unfortunate event they are stolen it will make them easier to trace.
Other tips include parking your van in a well-lit area, near to CCTV, and close to another vehicle or building to prevent access to doors if possible.
The next events are due to take place on:
- Saturday 23 November: 10am – 1pm, at the Normanton Park car park, Colwyn Avenue, Derby
- Saturday 23 November: 11am – 2pm, outside Halfords, Wyvern Retail Park, Chaddesden, Derby
- Thursday 28 November: 5pm – 8pm, at the King George’s Playing Fields car park, Carlisle Avenue, Littleover, Derby.
Have you seen this vehicle acting suspiciously, did you notice any of the incidents or do you have any information which could help our inquiries?
If you think you can help please get in touch on one of the following non-emergency contact methods.
Please quote the name of the officer in the case, PC Oliver Bowler for the Hilton offences, PC Zack Oxley for the for the Mackworth offences, and in any correspondence.
- Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
- Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
- Website – complete the online contact form derbyshire.police.uk/Contact-Us.
- Phone – call us on 101.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.