Officers appeal following Hadfield vehicle breaks

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Police in Hadfield are urging motorists to lock it or lose it following reports of thefts.

Over the last week, officers have received reports from residents of their vehicles being broken into and items such as cash, bank cards, and CDs being stolen.

These have taken place overnight between Wednesday, February 17 and Thursday, February 18, along Springfield Close, Lower Barn Road, Lawnfold, Oakfield Road, and Peacock Close.

Police are looking to speak to a man in connection with the incidents following suspicious activity along Watkin Avenue last week.

Officers were called at around 3.30am on Thursday, February 18 after a resident disturbed a man walking up his private driveway towards his car. He then ran off along Watkin Avenue towards Pear Tree car park.

He is described as being of slim build, aged in his 20s and wore a dark coloured jacket, jeans and a beanie hat.

Officers investigating the incidents are urging anyone with any information to contact them so that they can find those responsible.

Inspector Barry Doyle who oversees policing in Hadfield and Tintwistle said: “Enquiries are being made in the area and patrols are being increased however I would like to urge residents to report any suspicious activity to us as it happens so that we can help to stop a crime.

“Following the thefts we are asking motorists to not make their vehicle an easy target by taking steps to boost their vehicle security.

“Before leaving it unattended, even for a short space of time, ensure that it is properly locked with the windows up. Ensure that valuables, including satnavs, are removed and that any visible marks from satnav cradles are wiped away.”

Anyone with any information about the incidents is asked to contact the Hadfield and Tintwistle Safer Neighbourhood Team on 101.

For crime prevention advice call the team on 101 and follow them on Twitter: @HadfieldSNT