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Police thank public for reporting suspicious behaviour quickly

Posted on 4th April 2013

Glossop police have praised members of the public for reporting suspicious behaviour and helping them crack down on burglaries.

Officers have been focusing on acquisitive crime such as burglaries and cross-border criminals as part of Operation Torpedo.

The ongoing campaign has seen increased patrols by officers on foot and on the roads, monitoring offenders who drive into the Glossop area specifically to target properties there.

In recent weeks, residents in the Shirebrook Park area have been dialling 101 to report suspicious behaviour, which has assisted officers in clamping down on the issue.

Inspector Jon Clark, who is in charge of policing in Glossop, praised members of the public and urged more people to call police with information.

He said: “We have had a fantastic response to appeals for information and we are now seeing more and more people ringing us to report suspicious behaviour as it is happening.

“There has been a pattern of acquisitive crime in the area, with several dwelling and non-dwelling burglaries alike.

“But having information to hand as quickly as possible has been invaluable in helping us crack down on criminal activity before it happens.

“I’d encourage everyone to stay vigilant and ring 101 as soon as they spot suspicious behaviour.

“We are dedicated to keeping our communities safe and free from crime and working together with the public is a great tool in achieving that.”

For more information, call the Glossop Safer Neighbourhood policing teams on 101.

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