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Barnsley burglaries fall by 40 per cent

Friday March 3 2017

South Yorkshire Police South Yorkshire Police

POLICE say burglaries in Barnsley have fallen by 40 per cent in the last two months.

Detectives say they have been gathering information and intelligence to put together a dedicated patrol plan, amongst other operational activity, to apprehend the perpetrators and reduce the number of homes being targeted.

As a result, burglaries have fallen from 131 offences recorded in January to 79 recorded in February.

Detective Inspector John Wheaton said: “Through meticulously gathering intelligence, we have been conducting targeted patrols in certain areas we know have been affected by burglaries.

“At the beginning of this year, we also ran a successful burglary operation in which we arrested a number of repeat offenders. As a result of this, two men were then charged and remanded into custody in relation to local burglary offences.”