Police put on extra patrols to tackle rise in Rushden burglaries

A number of arrests were made after police put on extra patrols to tackle a spike in burglaries in Rushden

A number of arrests were made after police put on extra patrols to tackle a spike in burglaries in Rushden

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A number of arrests were made after police put on extra patrols to tackle a spike in burglaries in a town.

The action was taken by Northamptonshire Police after a reported rise in break-ins at properties in the Rushden area several weeks ago.

Officers were dispatched to carry out high visibility patrols in the area and this led to a number of arrests being made.

Following the action taken by the force, the number of incidents has fallen with just one burglary reported in the area last week.

A spokesman for Northamptonshire Police said: “A spike in burglaries, mainly in the Rushden area, was recorded a couple of weeks ago.

“The vast majority of these incidents were a result of people leaving their properties insecure during the hot weather.

“To address the issue, extra high visibility patrols were carried out and a number of arrests were made.

“Subsequently, there was only one burglary reported in the area last week.

“However, we would remind all residents to make sure their homes are properly secured throughout the day as well as their cars – which should always be left without any valuables on show.”

If there is an issue where you live and you would like your safer community team to tackle it, go to www.northants.police.uk and click on the local section.

For information on crime prevention and protecting your house, click here.