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Thieves target cars and a shed in the Dronfield area

Officers in Dronfield are appealing for information and reminding residents to be security conscious after a series of thefts from cars and a shed in the Dronfield area.

It’s after reports of five vehicles and one shed being targeted during between Tuesday, January 30 and Wednesday, January 31 on Barnes Avenue, Smithy Croft and Longcroft Crescent.

Items including ice skates, power and specialist electrical tools, a sat-nav and loose change were taken from the cars.

A child’s bicycle and scooter were stolen from a storage shed on the front garden of a property on Barnes Avenue and we are investigating reports circulating on social media about two men and a white transit van in the area acting suspiciously in connection with this incident.

PC Sally Horner of the Dronfield Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team said: “We think that some of the cars which were targeted may have been mistakenly left unlocked, so we’d just like to take the opportunity to remind residents how important it is to secure your car even if you’re leaving it for just a short time, but especially overnight.

“If you use remote locking through a key or fob it is also worth checking to see if it has worked. We understand it’s easy to forget when you’re busy or distracted but sadly there are some thieves who will look for an opportunity to steal.”

PC Horner added: “Enquiries are currently ongoing into these incidents, and if you have any information which could help or noticed anything suspicious please contact us.”

Anyone with information should call PC Sally Horner on 101.

You can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

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