Cheshire Constabulary takes part in national operation to tackle neighbourhood crime
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Officers from Cheshire Police are taking part in a national operation this week to help tackle neighbourhood crime.
Operation Calibre runs until 17 December with a focus on preventing and reducing street robbery.
As part of #OpCalibre we’ve been visiting local businesses to provide advice on preventing crime and are handing out leaflets with handy hints on keeping your new mobile phones safe from thieves.
We’ve also been patrolling hotspot areas and areas with high footfall to disrupt thieves.
Detective Chief Inspector Justin Hancock said:
“Thankfully the number of street robberies in Cheshire is relatively low, and that’s the way we want to keep it, which is why it’s so important we support this national campaign to highlight valuable prevention advice and engage in initiatives to prevent crime.
“Officers have been patrolling hotspot areas to disrupt potential thieves and have been visiting schools and businesses to spread the message about keeping you and your valuables safe.
“With the shorter days and longer nights, opportunist thieves have the cover of darkness to their advantage, so it’s important to be vigilant when you’re out and keep phones or wallets and purses out of sight. Don’t give thieves a chance and if you see something suspicious contact police.”