Tackling burglary in Rotherham

As the countdown to Christmas begins, officers in Rotherham are putting the spotlight on burglary in a bid to reduce the number of reported burglaries to police and to protect peoples’ homes this winter.

In the last week, officers from Rotherham have arrested ten suspects for a range of burglary offences, with seven of those individuals charged and appearing before the courts.

Rotherham’s crime manager Detective Chief Inspector Lee Berry said: “Burglary is one of the most intrusive crimes a victim can suffer and our officers in Rotherham are continuing to work hard to keep your communities safe.

“The good news is that Rotherham has one of the lowest rates of residential burglary in the county and Rotherham leads the way in convictions for both residential and commercial burglary.

He added: “Our goal now is to continue with this drive and to keep as many people as possible protected from becoming a victim of crime.

“We are currently running a campaign to help tackle this issue, especially around the festive period when people’s homes are full of extra items, so please do take time to see the crime prevention advice we have to share.

“We don’t want anyone’s Christmas to be spoilt by opportunist thieves who spare no thought for the impact their actions have. If you have any information about those committing crime please contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or South Yorkshire Police on 101.”

For more information visit: http://www.southyorks.police.uk/dontmakeiteasy