Purse/handbag thefts

Police are asking members of the community to help make elderly or vulnerable friends and neighbours aware that there have been a number of purse/handbag thefts in town centres, mainly within supermarkets and charity shops across the High Peak and Derbyshire Dales. The victims are often elderly. Some offenders are described as being of Eastern European appearance.

Ask them to be extra vigilant and to be aware of people around them whilst shopping and to keep purses and handbags with them at all times and not left in shopping trollies.

attempted burglary at Stoneheads

Some time between 20th-23rd November, an attempted burglary has taken place at a property on Stoneheads, Whaley Bridge. The offender damaged the door frame. Fortunately, no entry was gained.

Any witnesses, anyone with information or nearby CCTV which may assist the police, please call 0345 123 33 33, quoting crime number: 64830/10.

Please be extra vigilant and report any suspicious activity to the Derbyshire police.