Van damaged in Padfield
Wednesday 7th June 2017 @ 13:55 by Adam Higgins
News Padfield

A van has been damaged in Padfield as part of what police believe was a bid to break in and steal items from inside.

The incident took place sometime overnight between Monday, May 29, and Tuesday, May 30.

Although the offenders did not get inside the vehicle, which was parked on Platt Street, the lock was damaged.

PCSO Brian Buller, of the Hadfield and Tintwistle Safer Neighbourhood Policing Team, has been making enquiries.

He said: “I would urge anyone who may have noticed anything suspicious in the area, or with any information about this incident to contact us.

“We would also encourage van owners to be alert, to remove any valuables when left overnight and to consider improving the security of their vehicles with deadlocks or alarms.

“It is also advisable to note down the serial numbers of any expensive tools or equipment, photograph them, and register items with the national police approved database, Immobilise, so that they could be easily identified as stolen and returned to the owner if recovered.”

PCSO Buller added: “These measures can also go a long way to deter a thief who might be looking for an easier target.”

Anyone with information should call PCSO Buller on 101, quoting reference 17000224969, or send him a message through the Contact Us page of the police website by clicking here.

You can also contact independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

For more details on Immobilise, visit www.immobilise.com.