Alert to remove vehicles from laybys as soon as possible following thefts
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We’re urging drivers to remove their vehicles as soon as possible following a number of thefts of cars from laybys across Derbyshire.
The vehicles had been left by their owners overnight while arranging for recovery after a breakdown or following a collision.
Incidents have been reported during the past few weeks on laybys at Barlborough, near to junction 30 of the M1, along the A38 between Ripley and Derby and on the A52 between Derby and the M1.
A man was arrested in the Barlborough area by officers yesterday (Tuesday 26 November) on suspicion of the theft.
PC Scott Jeffreys of our Roads Policing Unit said: “We would urge motorists to make sure they return and remove or recover their vehicles from laybys as soon as possible after a break down or collision as we have had recent incidents where cars have been stolen after drivers have left them overnight thinking they would be secure.
“Patrols are being carried out and we would encourage people to report any suspicious activity to us as soon as they can, and if you are able to make note of the descriptions of any people or vehicles, and registration numbers, it can really help us.”
If you have any information about crime, or to report any suspicious activity you can make contact with us using any of the following non-emergency contact methods:
- 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 anonymously contact Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org.
Remember in an emergency, or if a crime is in progress, you should always call 999.