DETECTIVES investigating a burglary at a warehouse in Alfreton in which 1,500 mobile phones were stolen are urging the public to be vigilant to people selling handsets locally.
The break-in happened at premises on Turnpike Business Park between 9pm, on Saturday, February 23, and the early hours of Sunday, February 24.
More than 1,500 phones were stolen including iPhone 5 and 4S, Samsung Galaxy S3, Blackberry and HTC Desire handsets.
Police are asking anyone in the area who is offered a phone they believe to be stolen or knows of someone suspicious selling a number of mobile phones to contact them.
Officers are also appealing to any witnesses to the break-in or anyone with information about a white panel van that was seen being driven in the area during that evening.
Those with information should call Amber Valley CID on 101 or alternatively ring Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.