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Detectives probe car thefts in North East Derbyshire.

Detectives are appealing for information after three recent thefts of Suzuki Jimny vehicles in North East Derbyshire.

The first theft happened sometime between 14 January and 17 January in Renishaw, when a blue 4×4 was stolen from a field behind the Blacksmiths Arms pub, in Barbers Row.

The second, in Killamarsh, happened between 1.30pm on Wednesday 9 February and 9am the following day, when a red Jimny was stolen from a property in Mansfield Road.

The latest incident happened in Sheffield Road, Killamarsh at around 9pm on Tuesday 22 February when another blue Jimny was taken from the driveway of a home there.

At this stage the incidents are not being formally linked, but it is believed that criminals could be travelling into the area from South Yorkshire and investigations spanning the two force areas are underway.

We’d also like to reiterate some vehicle crime prevention advice and ask anyone who owns a Suzuki Jimny, in this area, to remain vigilant.

  • Always leave your vehicle locked and alarmed if possible
  • Review your home or business security and consider investing in CCTV, security gates or sensor lights to alert you when someone walks near your vehicle or enters the driveway.
  • Use a steering wheel lock or pedal lock.
  • Consider fitting an after-market approved immobiliser
  • Never leave the vehicle’s keys in the ignition, in the same outbuilding as the vehicle, or near your front door inside your home.
  • Park in a locked garage, secure car park or well-lit area if possible.
  • Consider having windows etched with the vehicle registration number or use an invisible ink marker pen to mark these details and your postcode on the underside frame of the vehicle.
  • Make a note of the chassis number.
  • Fit a vehicle tracking system.
  • Be vigilant when using your vehicle for anyone taking an interest in it

Anyone with information which may assist in our investigations is asked to contact us quoting reference 22*108823.

  • Facebook – send us a private message to /DerbyshireConstabulary
  • Twitter – direct message our contact centre on @DerPolContact
  • Website – complete the online contact form https://www.derbyshire.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/
  • Phone – call us on 101.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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