Stolen goods found in car stopped by Derbyshire Police that had been taken while victims still asleep

Officers have recovered stolen goods from inside a car which was stopped in the early hours of this morning, while the victims were thought to still be asleep.

Tuesday, 2nd March 2021, 1:37 pm

Police in Staveley stopped a Ford Fiesta after they suspected the driver had links to thefts from other vehicles in Derbyshire.

While officers were searching the driver’s vehicle which they said had ‘obviously been out thieving during the night’ they found a number of stolen sat navs, alcohol and car accessories, including a duck cuddly toy.

The driver was arrested while the victims were still assumed to be asleep.

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Police stopped the Ford Fiesta in Staveley.

Derbyshire Roads Policing Unit uploaded pictures of the stolen goods they had recovered to Twitter – including a picture of the toy duck.

Social media user, Ken Quinn humorously replied: “Nice to see you weren't ducking your responsibilities.”

While another person chimed in: “A soft mallard, now that's a new one on me!!! What on earth were the crims planning on doing with that!”.

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