#CheckTwice to deter opportunistic car thieves

North East Derbyshire District Council are launching their #CheckTwice campaign to help combat rising vehicle thefts and break-ins across Derbyshire as opportunist thieves strike when owners leave their cars unlocked and not putting valuables out of sight.

The campaign aims to encourage car owners to #CheckTwice by checking they have locked their cars, or not left any valuables out on show to minimise the risk of an incident.

A reminder to residents and car owners;

  • Always check you’ve locked your car before leaving it unattended.
  • Double check your dashboard or car seats that nothing valuable is on show.
  • Keep valuables with you, or if unable to, lock out of site in the boot of your car.

North East Derbyshire District Council will be using the #CheckTwice across its social media platforms to help raise awareness over the coming weeks, so keep an eye out!