They do catch'em. - Man Charged With Four House Burglaries

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They do catch'em. - Man Charged With Four House Burglaries

Postby Mike.H » 04 Feb 2006, 00:04

Operation Watch'em - Man Charged With Four House Burglaries

Feb 03 2006

A 21-year-old man will appear before magistrates at King's Lynn this morning (Friday 3rd February) charged with four house burglaries in connection with Lynn police's Operation Watch'em campaign.

The arrest follows an investigation into burglaries earlier this week in the Chase area of the town. A 25-year-old man from Lynn, arrested at the same time on suspicion of handling stolen goods, was later released on police bail pending further enquiries.

As a result of their enquiries, police officers searched four addresses in the town and recovered a quantity of stolen property including a laptop computer, three digital cameras, a PlayStation2 plus games and a dehumidifier. This property has since been identified by its owners.

Detective Chief Inspector Barry Lister, based at King's Lynn, said: "The results of this on-going operation are down to both the hard work of the officers and the help we have received from members of the public, who have reported their suspicions promptly in order for us to take action."

"However, we will not be complacent and we would ask people to remain vigilant, to report any suspicious behaviour to police and to continue taking those basic home security measures to deter thieves."

Operation Watch'em was launched by King's Lynn Police in December with a view to identifying those responsible for house burglaries in the town and giving householders the tools to ward off opportunist thieves.

And as part of the operation, officers continue to make stop checks of people seen acting suspiciously, along with high profile patrols in hotspot areas and leafleting of those homes which have the appearance of being unoccupied.


Householders are advised to:

· Make sure all doors, windows, sheds, garages and gates are shut and locked before you leave.
· Keep the radio on and use timer switches to make your home appear occupied when it gets dark (these are available from King's Lynn Police Station and most DIY stores).
· Bring your wheelie bin in after it has been emptied – thieves are known to use this as an indication that the house in empty. If you go to work, ask a friend or neighbour to do it for you.
· If you are away from home, ask a friend or neighbour to pop in and open the curtains during the day and close them again at dusk.
· Remember the Watch'em message – if you see anyone acting suspiciously then watch'em. If you see a crime in progress or you think a crime is about to occur dial 999.


Free crime prevention surveys and advice is available by contacting the Community Safety Department at King's Lynn Police Station on 01556 665037.

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