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We’re reminding residents to lock up and remove valuables from cars after a series of thefts from parked cars in the Chesterfield area.
Sat-navs and dashcams appear to have been taken from vehicles in Brockwell, Newbold, Whittington Moor and the town centre.
There have been a total of six reports since Friday 3 April, on Greenside Avenue and Highfield Lane in Newbold, on Fairfield Road at Brockwell and on Malkin Street and Soresby Street in the town centre.
The most recent took place around 12.50am today (Tuesday 14 April) on Avenue Road, Whittington Moor. A dashcam and a rucksack was stolen.
We would also like to appeal for anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious, or with information, to contact us.
Sergeant Matt Adams, of the local Safer Neighbourhood policing team, said: “We’ve had a number of reports of valuables being taken from vehicles, especially sat-navs and dashcams over the last few weeks while the government-imposed restrictions are in place.
“Please be extra vigilant by making sure that your cars are secure and that items are removed so that any opportunist thieves are not successful in taking your belongings.”
There are a number of steps you can take to help reduce the risk of becoming a victim of this type of crime, which include:
If you have any information which could help our inquiries please contact us using one of the following non-emergency contact methods.
Please quote the reference number 20*191242 and name of the officer in the case in any correspondence.
You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
Please note in the event of an emergency you should always call 999.