Police launch new daily initiative to help burglary victims
Burglary victims throughout Wiltshire can expect a visit from a dedicated resource set up by the police to investigate this crime.
The burglary car initiative, which has been running for some months in Swindon, has now been rolled out across the rest of the county.
This means that a dedicated officer will be assigned each day to visit victims of burglary in order to obtain full details of the incident and explore all available clues to track down those responsible.
Detective Inspector Mike Rees told Marlborough News Online:
“Whilst we currently fully investigate all reports of burglaries that we receive and look to utilise all investigative opportunities, for example forensic opportunities, the burglary car will allow us to streamline this process.”
“By identifying a dedicated officer each day to visit victims, it will ensure the consistent gathering of information and provide timely support at what can be a traumatic time for people.”
“It will also allow us to maximise intelligence gathering opportunities to help identify trends which in turn helps us plan effectively in our continuing effort to tackle this type of crime and ensure those responsible are held to account for their actions.”