Warning to 4x4 owners after Glapwell theft

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Police are appealing for information and reminding 4x4 owners to protect their vehicles after thefts in Killamarsh and Glapwell.

The first Land Rover Defender was stolen between 6.45am and 8am on Friday, 7th December off Field Lane in Killamarsh and the second happened at around 4.20am on Tuesday, 18th December at Rowthorne Lane, Glapwell.

Owners are advised to use their garage if they have one and to review its security or to park in a well lit area. Drivers are also reminded to make sure that vehicles are locked and any valuables are removed.

Earlier this year around 250 forensic based security marking kits were given out to 4x4 owners during a police action day at Chesterfield Football Club.

It was part of a campaign to help prevent and reduce the number of 4x4 thefts in north Derbyshire.

Pc- Niki Atkinson, Crime Reduction Officer for North East Derbyshire said: “In light of the recent incidents we would like to remind 4x4 owners to be security aware. We still have a number of forensic based security marking kits available, which can be painted onto parts of a 4x4.

“This gives an added level of security which may help deter thieves but also makes it easier for the police to detect stolen vehicles, parts and property.”

Anyone with information about the incidents should contact police on 101, the non emergency number, or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

To get hold of a security marking kit, or if you would like more advice, contact PC Niki Atkinson, Crime Reduction Officer, also using the non emergency number.