Relentless patrols find worrying numbers of insecure vehicles
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Over the last two weeks our officers have been taking part in Operation Relentless to target burglary, vehicle crime and robbery across Derbyshire.
During one such event the Littleover and Mickleover Safer Neighbourhood Team were joined by our police cadets on vehicle crime patrols of the two Derby suburbs.
During the evening patrols on Thursday, 5 March, 16 vehicles were found insecure.
Sergeant Mark Parry, who is in charge of the Safer Neighbourhood teams for the area, said: “The results are worrying and the team were surprised to find quite so many unlocked vehicles.
“The majority of thefts from vehicles are committed by thieves who are opportunistic, selecting unlocked vehicles with valuables on show, to steal from.
“Whilst we are working hard to target such crimes we would ask the public to do their bit to help us help them by always making sure they lock their vehicles and remove any valuables whilst they are left unattended.
“I am grateful for the help of the cadets on this operation meaning we were able to give crime prevention advice to lots of people during the evening.”
Further such activities will be taking place in other areas across Derbyshire, as our engagement work will continue throughout the next 12 months and beyond.
You will be able to find out about these events, and our other work as part of Operation Relentless, on our force website, www.derbyshire.police.uk and our social media channels:
- Facebook: www.facebook.com/derbyshireconstabulary
- Twitter: @DerbysPolice
- Instagram: www.instagram.com/derbyshireconstabulary
Residents can also receive free community safety alerts, crime information and messages from their local Safer Neighbourhood policing teams through our Derbyshire Alert system. For more information, and to sign up, visit: www.derbyshirealert.co.uk.