Spate of thefts from vehicles in Dronfield

Warnings go out to vehicle owners after five break-ins over a single night in Dronfield.

Thursday, 2nd June 2016, 8:02 am
Updated Thursday, 2nd June 2016, 9:14 am

Police are appealing to residents of Dronfield and the surrounding area to be extra careful with vehicle and garage security after four vans and a garage were broken into for power tools.

Between 8pm on Tuesday, May 31 and 7.30am on Wednesday a Peugeot Partner van in Smithy Croft, Dronfield Woodhouse was smashed into and the vehicle was searched. Nothing was stolen.

Then in the early hours of the morning three men were seen breaking into a Nissan Navara on Highfields Road in Dronfield and stole three drills. In nearby Hilltop Road a garage was also burgled and a drill was stolen.

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But thieves didn't stop there. Between 2.30 and 3am a Peugeot Partner and a Citroen Berlingo were damaged on Cemetery Road in the town, and tools were stolen from the Peugeot.

In a separate burglary during the last month the garage of a house on Cowley Lane in Holmesfield was entered and a large range-type cooker, garden furniture and golf clubs were stolen.

Anyone with information about any of the crimes should contact PC James Mirfin, quoting crime reference 23740/16 or send him a message online by visiting the Contact Us section of our website:

People can also call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or