The good news from our local police at the latest Safer Neighbourhoods meeting is that crime generally is down. However, whilst burglary is down robbery from commercial premises and delivery/workmen’s vehicles is up.
It’s been said before – but some of this type of crime is preventable. Shoppers are asked to take care not to be distracted by a stranger stopping them to ask a question, or someone bumping into them – It’s classic distraction tactics, and chances are an unseen accomplice will be stealing something from a bag or pocket.
Delivery people and workmen are still leaving their vehicles unlocked. It may well be difficult and delaying to keep locking the vehicle, but it’s less disruptive than losing your tools and materials or even the vehicle itself!