Police are issuing advice after large amounts of fuel were stolen from vehicles in Smalley and South Normanton.
On Wednesday, October 9, diesel was stolen from a digger on Fordbridge Lane, South Normanton.
In Smalley, diesel was taken from a lorry parked at Allsop Plant and Haulage, on Heanor Road, sometime between Saturday, October 5 and Monday, October 7.
There have also been three reports of the fuel caps on vehicles being damaged. Residents and businesses are advised to park securely, in a garage or busy, well lit area and to fit and use a locking filler cap.