Crackdown on burglaries in Newcastle
28 Jul 2016 15:00 PM[View Full Size]
Police are urging residents in Newcastle to be vigilant after a spike in burglaries in the west of the city.
Officers in Fenham, Scotswood and Slatyford have launched Operation Julia to tackle this increase in burglaries and reassure communities that action is being taken.
Neighbourhood Inspector Rob Bosson warns offenders that we are watching and will take action.
Insp Bosson said: "We understand there will be concerns with residents and I want to make it clear that there is no place for these offenders in Newcastle.
"We have launched an immediate operation to tackle offenders and prevent further burglaries in the area.
"I do ask that the community helps support the operation by being our eyes and ears and if they see anything suspicious, or have any information about recent incidents, to contact police.
"I also urge people just to be mindful of their own properties and belongings. I know we have had a surprisingly warm summer this far but please be sure to lock windows and doors and don't leave yourselves vulnerable to these opportunist thieves.
"We have our brilliant cadets out on evening partols to speak to residents and help provide crime prevention advice.
"We are also holding an online forum this weekend for residents to chat online with one of our officers should you have any concerns."
Anyone with any information is asked to contact the Newcastle West Neighbourhood Team on 101.
For further information search Newcastle Police West or take part in our online forum by visiting http://www.northumbria.police.uk/your_neighbourhood/central_area_command/newcastle/online_meetings/