Long Eaton police warn car owners to 'Lock it or lose it' after CCTV shows suspect trying car doors

Published on: Tuesday, 5th March 2019

Police officers from the Long Eaton Safer Neighbourhood Team are warning car owners to lock-up at night after CCTV shows a suspect trying car doors.

The incident happened at around 4.15am on Sunday, February 27 where CCTV on Cleveland Ave, Long Eaton, shows a man trying car doors.

Although not shown on the clip, one car was entered and searched, although nothing was stolen.

PCSO Samantha Abram, from the team, said: “Although the image of the person is not that clear it does show him trying the car door. We often give advice to owners that they should secure vehicles and empty them of any valuables when left unattended and this clip shows why.

“Thieves will target the weakest target and this clip shows the suspect trying the car door and looking inside to try and find anything valuable to steal. If your vehicle is secure and emptied of any valuables you are less likely to become a victim of crime.

If you think you know who the person in the clip is, please make contact with Samantha using any of the following non-emergency contact methods and quoting reference number 19000111256:

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

You can also anonymously contact the independent charity Crimestoppers, on 0800 555 111 or by visiting www.crimestoppers-uk.org

 

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