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