Van stolen during Hadfield drop off

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A thief climbed into a van and drove off, while its driver had nipped to deliver newspapers to a shop in Hadfield.

The incident occurred on Green Lane, at about 6.20am on Wednesday, October 2 and the offender was seen escaping in the stolen white Mercedes Benz Sprinter onto Higher Barn Road.

PC Matt Cox said it served as a reminder for motorists to lock car doors and remove valuables from sight, even if leaving only leaving their vehicles for a few moments.

Anyone with information should call Derbyshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.