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Aylesbury residents warned against rural burglaries

Aylesbury's Superintendent has spoken to Mix96 about the rise.

Published by Scarlett Bawden-Gaul at 2:22pm 11th March 2020. 2-minute read.

Aylesbury residents warned against rural burglaries

Aylesbury residents are being warned to protect themselves against the risk of rural thefts. 

Aylesbury's Superintendent is warning people about the issues of thefts in rural areas after last week saw 3 men arrested after plant machinery was stolen.

Superintendent Mike Loebenberg spoke to mix96 about the rise in rural burglaries:

"There has been a small increase in rural crime offences particularly burglary. Last week alone we have 3 burglary offences where some plant machinery was stolen.

"Really good news is that some of the fast reaction that we've done means we have brought individuals into custody for at least one of those offences and we have charged them.

"A number of the offences that have taken place are things being stole particularly from containers that are being stored outside. It is about ensuring people have got good quality locks, access points are covered by CCTV, there's good lighting and really that things are kept out of sight if at all possible."

There is also now a dedicated operation looking at cross boarder criminality.

Mike explains:

"That is individuals who are potentially coming in from other counties in order to target premises in the Aylesbury Vale area."

"That is really good work by some of my staff who are putting in significant extra hours to make sure we are arresting people when the opportunities arise, seizing vehicles of which we have seized two and recovering property."

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