Motorists urged to protect their tools following theft from Hadfield vehicles


Hadfield drivers are being encouraged to boost their vehicle security following thefts in the town.

Sometime overnight between 4.30pm on Wednesday, September 23 and 6.30am the following morning, offenders forced the side door of a Ford Transit van which was parked along Peter Street in Hadfield. A number of power tools, including three Bosch drills and a Makita electric drill were stolen from within. (CR/40995/15)

Over the same night, thieves stole a Specialized Camber mountain bike and a Makita multi-tool kit from a White Peugeot Boxer as it was parked along Bankbottom in Hadfield. (CR41046/15)

The side door of a Ford Transit van was also prised open as it was parked on Brosscroft, however it is not believed that anything was stolen. (CR41001/15)

PCSO Brian Buller from the Hadfield Safer Neighbourhood Team said: “We are looking to speak to anyone who may have seen anything suspicious over Wednesday night to contact us on 101 so that we can bring those responsible to justice.

“I would ask all motorists to remove valuable items from their vehicle where possible, and to always use a good quality lock for extra security on vans and similar vehicles. Where available, ensure that the vehicle alarm is turned on.

“I would also encourage motorists, particularly those in the building trade, to record serial numbers of their valuable items and to take photos where possible so that we can easily return their goods to them if they are stolen and later found. Registering with Immobilise is also a great way to do this.”

Anyone with any information about the above crimes is asked to contact PCSO Brian Buller on 101, quoting the crime number mentioned above, or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For further crime prevention advice or to speak to the Hadfield Safer Neighbourhood Team, call 101