JUN 00] WARWICKSHIRE CONSTABULARY NEWS
Police Make Magnetic Impact On Crime
in Warwickshire are sticking to a firm message against would-be
burglars and car thieves.
on patrol in Alcester are driving around the town with magnetic
messages attached to the side of their cars.
signs, which say ‘Burglary Car’ and ‘Autocrime Car’ are being
used as part of the county wide Operation Impact.
have launched an intensive crackdown on burglary and autocrime.
signs, designed to remind would-be crooks that they are being
monitored were the idea of Alcester officer PC Tony Lambert, and have
been donated by local firm Art Nouveau.
figures for Warwickshire have continued to drop, with 27 offences in
the north of the county, and 13 in the south last week - a total of
compares to 60 in the same week last year.
in Rugby has fallen following a blip last week. There were 3
burglaries, compared with 12 last year.
figure in Nuneaton and Bedworth has fallen from 21 to 16, in
Leamington, Kenilworth and Warwick from 17 to eight and from ten to
four in Stratford.
the beginning of Operation Impact there have been 99 house burglaries
in the northern sector, and 64 in the southern sector.
compares to 149 in the north and 150 in the south on the corresponding
period in 1999.