Cllr Elvidge, Beverley Town Council St Mary’s East said;
“Over the last several days there have been a number of Walk in opportunist thefts from houses in and around the Norwood area of Beverley.”
“I will be asking Police Inspector Hinch for an update on these crimes and for advice which our residents can follow to minimise the risk of becoming a victim of such crime.”
“May I take this opportunity to urge residents to lock their doors as Inspector Hinch has said none of these crimes included forced entry.”
His concerns were echoed by Cllr Denis Healy, who also welcomed news that arrests had been made, he said;
“I’m concerned about the recent spate of burglaries from houses in my ward. People have reported burglars brazenly entering their homes in broad daylight, and never a day seems to pass without someone complaining about a bicycle being stolen.”
“I welcome comments from the local Chief Superintendent that three people from Beverley have been charged with burglary offences following excellent investigative work.”
“It shows that we have excellent police officers, but we need to give them the financial resources they need to protect our community.”
“The courts also need to ensure that they hand down penalties to those convicted which will act as a deterrent for anyone else considering committing crimes against law abiding decent people in this town and their property.”
“Although police numbers in Humberside Police are going in the right direction, there is still more funding needed. Visible community policing with bobbies on the beat lies at the heart of safe neighbourhoods. It makes potential offenders think twice before committing crimes.”
“We could start by scrapping the Police and Crime Commissioners and their entourages and offices. That would save Humberside Police over £1m which could be spent on neighbourhood policing.”
Detective Sergeant Justin Marrow from Hull Central Community Investigation Team said:
“A number of properties were searched and we have arrested and charged three men with burglary.
“Jack Crockett, 20, Luke Appleby, 23, and Benjamin Jones, 19 who are all from Beverley will appear at Hull Magistrates Court this (Friday 22/9) morning.
“We are continuing to investigate such crimes to the full to ensure that property and valuables are safe, and those who commit the crimes are caught.
“Our message is to always secure your homes and belongings as well as you can.
“Good locks, alarms, and security systems for example can act as effective deterrents to criminals.”
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