Beauty spot visitors urged to hide valuables

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MOTORISTS visiting beauty spots in Derbyshire are being reminded to keep their valuables hidden to deter opportunistic thieves.

The warning follows a series of thefts from cars in Hathersage, as people head out on walks or camping trips.

The latest incident happened between 6.30pm and 8.40pm last Sunday, when a Mazda car was broken into at Upper Burbage Bridge, Ringinglow Road, and a handbag stolen.

At around 11.30pm the previous evening a BMW 3 Series parked in a layby off Sheffield Road, between the turning for Ringinglow Road and the Surprise View car park in Hathersage, was also broken into.

A camera and a pair of sunglasses were stolen.

Police also received reports of two vehicles being broken into at Dennis Knoll and Stanage Edge in Hathersage during early evening on July 17 and 18.

PCSO Anthony Boswell, from the Hathersage Safer Neighbourhood Team, said: “We are encouraging motorists not to leave any personal belongings on view.

“Always make sure all windows and doors are closed, and not left unlocked. We would also advise people to avoid leaving sat-nav systems on show and to remove the cradle from the windscreen.”

Anyone with information about the thefts should call 101.