DEC 00] WEST MIDLANDS POLICE NEWS
Festive Trap Set For City Burglars
left empty over the Christmas period in Coventry are being
fitted with surveillance equipment to try and snare burglars.
holiday period traditionally leads to a rise in the number of
break-ins as crooks prey on empty properties.
they could be in for a nasty shock as some houses and flats that
will be empty over Christmas will be able to catch the burglar
Mark Sheasby said police will know when the house is entered and
they will be able to identify the person breaking-in and any
property that is taken.
do target known offenders and we have researched the area
where burglaries are more likely to happen.
hope that word will soon get round to the criminal fraternity
that any home from Earlsdon to Stoke could be one of the ones
with our specialist equipment and they can expect to get
caught in the trap.”
Sheasby added that people who do go away over Christmas and the
New Year should get people to come in and draw curtains, move
newspapers from letterboxes and turn lights on to deter crooks.
are determined to take the fight against crime to those who
deserve it and by doing this turn the tables on those who
bring misery to many others who live and work in the city.”