Police warning after theft of tools from vans in two High Peak towns

Police are urging residents to be vigilant after the theft of tools from vans in two High Peak towns.

Monday, 10th May 2021, 3:05 pm

Items were taken from vans in Chapel-en-le-Frith and New Mills on Friday night.

Buxton Police Safer Neighbourhood Team (SNT) are now encouraging people to make sure vehicles, outbuildings and homes are secure, and if possible, keep anything expensive or sentimental out of sight or in the house.

They added: “We know this is not always possible, especially with work vans. But we want to make it as difficult as possible for these opportunists!”

Tools were stolen from vans in Chapel-en-le-Frith and New Mills over the weekend

And the team added: “We have also been made aware of mopeds being driven, showing no VRM’s and acting very suspiciously. They were sighted again in Chinley recently.

“These mopeds seem to appear shortly before we have the theft from vehicles/sheds. Whether they are connected or not we are not certain, but they need stopping!

“If these mopeds are seen in the area, please report it straight away to us on 999. This way we can get officers to them asap.”

The team are currently working with colleagues at Greater Manchester Police to establish a plan to combat any cross-border criminal activity.

“In the meantime, please double check your home security systems, alarms, CCTV etc to make sure it is all working properly and covering your property,” they added.

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For more crime prevention advice, see the Derbyshire police website at https://www.derbyshire.police.uk/, or to report a crime to police call the 101 non emergency number.