Week of action to tackle personal robbery across Cambridgeshire
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Police across Cambridgeshire are taking part in a national operation to tackle personal robbery.
Operation Calibre runs across England, Wales and Scotland throughout November and begins here in Cambridgeshire today (20 November).
It will see police intensify their efforts across a number of hotspot areas to target habitual offenders and take them off the streets. The Constabulary will also be offering crime prevention advice to help keep people keep their belongings safe when they are out and about.
Detective Chief Inspector Dave Taylor, the force’s Operation Calibre lead, said: “While rates of personal robbery in Cambridgeshire are low, one incident is too many and we know the traumatic affect robbery can have on individuals, families and communities.
“We will target our activity in known hotspot areas, increasing our visibility and arresting those intent on committing crime. We will also target habitual criminals, who can be responsible for multiple crimes.
“While we are doing all we can to detect and deter this type of crime, there are several tips you can follow to protect yourself which we encourage you to share with family and friends.”
If in the unfortunate circumstances you are a victim of robbery, report it to police or call Crimestoppers on 0800 555111.