Police warning to motorists after Amber Valley vehicle break-ins

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Police in the Amber Valley are reminding motorists to make sure they lock their vehicles and keep valuables out of sight after a spate of thefts.

Since the start of September there have been 11 reports where items have been stolen from vehicles across the area.

Sergeant Lyndsey Curtis of the Safer Neighbourhood team said: “Everyone has a part to play in reducing crime, and you can help by making sure you lock your vehicles whenever they are unattended, whether overnight or even if you are just leaving it for a moment.

“In recent incidents valuable items have been left in an insecure car or on show. It is worth taking the time to double check that you have locked your vehicle and removed any valuables to avoid the risk of your vehicle being targeted by thieves.”

The latest theft happened in Ripley sometime between Tuesday, September 20 and Friday, September 23, with a number of fishing reels stolen a van on Pasteur Avenue.

Anyone with information about these incidents can call Derbyshire police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111