Police efforts will continue to bring burglars to justice

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Northumbria Police and Crime Commissioner Vera Baird has assured burglary victims that reducing the crime will remain a priority.

She has also vowed to ensure officers continue proactive operations targeting burglars and giving out important crime-prevention advice so that people can avoid becoming a victim.

The summer months tend to see a rise in this type of crime as criminals use opportunities such as open windows and doors to gain access into properties. Mrs Baird said: “I am determined that Northumbria Police continue to do everything within its power to bring burglars before the courts.

“Being a victim of burglary can have an effect on a person’s life and it’s right that we do everything we can to reduce the number of incidents.

“Since 2013, Northumbria Police has been running Operation Soundwave, targeting opportunist criminals and promoting crime-prevention advice.

“It has proved successful with several arrests and charges in relation to burglary since it began. I will make sure officers continue with it so that those who are responsible for burglaries in our area are targeted, located and action taken against them.

“Operations like this clearly demonstrate police are taking a strong stance against criminals who commit this type of crime and residents can be reassured activity to make further arrests is always in the pipeline.”