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Police Make Magnetic Impact On Crime

Police in Warwickshire are sticking to a firm message against would-be burglars and car thieves.

Officers on patrol in Alcester are driving around the town with magnetic messages attached to the side of their cars.

The signs, which say ‘Burglary Car’ and ‘Autocrime Car’ are being used as part of the county wide Operation Impact.

Police have launched an intensive crackdown on burglary and autocrime.

The 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.

Burglary 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 40.

This compares to 60 in the same week last year.

Crime in Rugby has fallen following a blip last week. There were 3 burglaries, compared with 12 last year.

The 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.

Since the beginning of Operation Impact there have been 99 house burglaries in the northern sector, and 64 in the southern sector.

This compares to 149 in the north and 150 in the south on the corresponding period in 1999.

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CWN / Crimes, Fires & Accidents / Warwickshire Constabulary / 2 Jun 00

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