Distraction theft warning in Peaks

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Police are warning people to be aware after theives operating in Buxton and the Hope Valley have been using distraction tactics to steal from people.

On July 31 at a cafe in Spring Gardens a mobile phone was stolen and on July 27 an iPod was taken.

In both cases, the offender asked the person a question and placed papers on top of the items, before walking away with them.

Anyone with information is asked to call the police on 101.