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Burglary and car crime fighting team to visit town during campaign

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Operation Vision will be visiting residents in Woburn this week as part of the force’s crack down on burglary and car crime.

Officers will be out and about in the village on Wednesday May 7 from 10am speaking to residents about how Bedfordshire Police is tackling burglary and how residents can help in the fight against criminals.

Police are hoping residents will take on board the need to take some simple security measures to keep their properties safe and the importance of security marking their gadgets – old and new.

Members of the public will also be able to have their number plates secured with tamper proof screws at the car park in Park Street while the Bobby van will also be on hand to respond to any referrals on the day.

Street Watch and Neighbourhood Watch members will also be promoting their schemes in the village and residents can learn more about a range of products that can be used to security mark their property.

Sergeant Clare Thomas, of the Local Policing Team, said: “The reduction of the number of burglaries committed within our towns and villages remains a priority for Bedfordshire Police and with the help of our communities burglars are continuing to find it difficult to offend in the county.

“Making homes difficult for offenders to enter is just one way residents can help in the fight against criminals. They can also join schemes such as Neighbourhood Watch and Street Watch which support the police and helps keep offenders out of their area whilst keeping an eye out for neighbours and friends.

“Simple things like security marking your property, enabling electronic tracking security software on new and old devices, keeping a light on a timer and a radio playing whilst they are out are just a few ways they can help.

“This is also an excellent opportunity for members of the Local Policing Team to engage with local people and gives us the opportunity to reassure communities that we take their issues seriously and we are working to tackle them in the most effective ways. It also gives residents a chance to pass on information about offenders in their area so we can work together to crackdown on criminals.”

 

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