Drivers urged to lock their cars following thefts in Derbyshire

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Police are urging motorists to make sure they lock their vehicles as officers carry out enquiries into a number of thefts in Derbyshire.

There have been seven reports of vehicles broken into in the South Normanton and Pinxton areas since Wednesday, May 17.

Officers believe these vehciles may have been left insecure while parked up overnight.

In the most recent incidents, cash, a sat-nav and keys were stolen from three cars parked on Park Lane, Pinxton, sometime overnight between Saturday, May 20 and Sunday May 21.

Officers would particularly like to trace a man who was seen in the Park Lane area just before midnight that evening.

He is described as being in his late 20s, was wearing a tracksuit and walked with a limp.

Three vehicles were targeted overnight between Thursday, May 18 and Friday, May 19 on Nightingale Grove and Cornfield Avenue, South Normanton, and on Victoria Road in Pinxton.

A car parked on Matt Orchard, Broadmeadows, was broken into sometime overnight between Wednesday, May 17 and Thursday, May 18.

PCSO Lucy Naughton of the South Normanton and Pinxton Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We would remind residents to make sure they lock their vehicles whenever they leave them unattended and to remove any valuables from view.

“I would also urge anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious around the times of these incidents, or with information, to contact us.”

Anyone with information should call PCSO Lucy Naughton on 101, or send her a message at www.derbyshire.police.uk.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.