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Police to check door handles as part of burglary crackdown
9:51am Tuesday 23rd October 2012 in News
A CAMPAIGN to crackdown on burglaries will see police testing house and car door handles unannounced in an attempt to ram home the importance of security.
Increased numbers of officers will be patrolling potential hotspots for burglary and car crime through evenings and through into the night.
Residents whose property is discovered unlocked will be warned that their property is vulnerable to crooks.
Launching Operation Handle, Superintendent Dave Fox said: "Most burglaries are opportunist with criminals seizing the chance to commit the crimes when a window is left open or a door is unlocked.
"The operation demonstrates the commitment of the force to reduce burglaries and to take action against those who have no qualms about breaking into the homes of others and taking their property.
Anyone with any information about burglaries, or who has witnessed anyone acting To report someone suspiciously in a neighbourhood contact Merseyside Police on 101, or Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.