MAY 00] WARWICKSHIRE CONSTABULARY NEWS
Operation Impact Gets Rugby Setback
crackdown on burglars in Warwickshire has been dealt a set-back
following a spate of incidents in the Rugby area.
showing the number of burglaries since Operation Impact was launched
earlier this month, show that there has been no improvement on last
chiefs launched the crusade to cut the number of house burglaries by
sending warning letters to known offenders telling them to stay out of
and undercover operations have been run by the constabulary to try and
reduce the amount of properties being hit.
the third week, the south of the county saw a large drop, with 13
burglaries being recorded as against 32 in the corresponding week last
the Nuneaton and Bedworth area there were 14 incidents, compared with
22 last year.
Rugby remained static, with 14 burglaries being reported - the same as
Ken Lawrence, who is in charge of CID in the north of the county, said
that there had been a spate of burglaries in the town last weekend.
hope that it was a blip in the figures. We arrested three people for
these crimes afterwards, so from that point of view we had a good
you look at it week by week there are bound to be some blips in the
Lawrence added that 14 people have been arrested after warrants were
issued by Nuneaton Magistrates Court.
is further evidence of Warwickshire Constabulary’s determination
to target those people responsible for house burglaries.
part of the on-going anti-burglary initiative, we have also arrested
two men from Coventry who have been charged with burglary, and as a
result 33 house burglaries have been detected.”