Police in Amber Valley are encouraging residents to tell police about anything they think is suspicious after an incident in Codnor where people delayed calling officers because they were worried about time wasting.
A car was broken into overnight in Codnor. A neighbour had heard a noise in the early hours of the morning, looked out and noticed a man running off. They contacted police to report what they had seen and heard two days later, as a result of door to door enquiries.
Sergeant Neil Glover said: “We would just like to encourage residents to report anything they think is out of the ordinary as we would much prefer to come and check everything is in order than to have people suffer the distress that can be caused by crime.”
People should call 999 in an emergency such as if a crime is in progress, and 101 to contact police for any other reason.