POLICE are reminding High Peak motorists not to leave their vehicles unattended while defrosting.
Drivers should be on their guard against so called ‘frost-jackers’ as the temperatures start to drop to prevent unnecessary thefts.
In recent years a number of cars left unattended with the ignition running while windscreens are defrosting have been stolen.
There have been no reports of this type yet this winter; however several cars left unattended by owners have been taken by opportunist thieves in the last month. One of the latest incidents happened on November 17 when a delivery driver’s car was stolen from Green Lane, Glossop after it was left with the engine running in a car park.
Anyone with information about vehicle thefts, or any other crime, should call Derbyshire police on the new non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.