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Spike in house break-ins: COMPOL

July 4, 2017 1:01 am

An increase in reports of house break-ins has been recorded by the Police Force.

Police Commissioner Brigadier General, Sitiveni Qiliho, says so far one suspect has been arrested who is alleged to have been involved in a series of robberies.

“There has been a spike in certain areas and we have made a significant arrest of a person involved in these robberies and also we’ve recovered a good number of items. A number of robberies have been foiled as a result of the arrest we’ve made and information that we’ve got."

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Qiliho says while investigations on other cases continue, the Force has embarked on a “Know Your Neighbour” campaign to address these serious crimes.

“Most of our investigations have shown that people don’t even know who’s around their house, which could have assisted in many ways of preventing most of these robberies from happening. Otherwise we will continue to have a spike in robberies and it will be the police that will be reacting to that when it happens.”

The Force is in the process of getting their community policing officers out in the divisions to encourage people to get on board with this initiative.

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