Police handing out DNA and burglary kits in South Birmingham following spate of burglaries

Written by on January 17, 2019

POLICE officers have been visiting residents in Selly Oak, Moseley and Hall Green following a spate of burglaries in the area.

They have been handing out DNA and burglary kits and using pavement marking in a bid to deter crime.

The DNA kits enable people to mark the valuables, making them traceable if they are stolen so they can be returned to the owner.

Burglary kits include window alarms, door handle alarms and timer switches.

PC Chris Thompson from Birmingham Partnerships, said: “We understand being a victim of burglary or attempted burglary can be a terrifying experience.

“We want residents to feel safe in their homes and we are doing all we can to ensure they do not become victims.

“Pavement marking is a new initiative which we are exploring after seeing success elsewhere.  We want to make it really obvious that crime prevention tactics are being deployed and judging by the feedback from the community, this initiative will be rolled out further.

“We are committed to making it more difficult for burglars to cause misery to our communities and only by working together can we achieve this.”

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