A SPATE of catalytic convertor thefts has spread to the Belper area.
More than 30 of the car parts have been taken across south and mid Derbyshire in the last month and thieves are now targeting Belper.
Five vehicles had converters taken from underneath while they were parked in a compound on Derby Road, Belper some time between Friday April 20 and Monday April 23.
Police have launched an appeal for witnesses to the crime spree to come forward.
Anyone with information about the thefts is urged to contact the Volume Crime Policing Team on 101 quoting crime number 18051/12.