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Halstead: Extra police targeting "key" burglary suspects
8:30am Friday 30th November 2012 in Halstead News
Extra police officers have been deployed to the area to target key burglary suspects following a spike in break ins.
Braintree district commander Chief Insp Nick Lee said his officers had delivered a stopping blow to the spate of burglaries across the Halstead area.
He has deployed extra officers and PCSOs to patrol hotspots and used a number of undercover tactics to thwart further burglaries.
He said: “We have had an operation running in Halstead to try and combat this and we have been reasonably successful trying to prevent further dwelling burglaries.
“We have been committing a significant number of additional police officers and PCSOs to patrol areas that have been targeted.
“We have also been actively developing intelligence around a number of key individuals who we believe may be involved in these crimes.”
He said there was a spike in house burglaries in the first two weeks of November but in the past 10 days this has dropped to just three across the Halstead area.