Hartlepool police presence stepped up following concerns over attempted burglaries
Plain clothed police will be joining regular patrol officers overnight after residents voice concerns over attempted burglaries and thefts.
Hartlepool Neighbourhood Police Team have said plain clothes officers will supplement regular evening patrols to respond to the issues reported by residents in the Foggy Furze and Rural West areas of Hartlepool.
Two men, aged 38 and 20, have been arrested on suspicion of burglary in the past couple of weeks.
It comes as police warned residents to be vigilant after a number of reported car crimes in the Burn Valley and Foggy Furze areas of the town earlier this month.
Hartlepool Neighbourhood Policing Team’s Temporary Chief Inspector Mark Haworth said he will be joining police teams on the streets.
Temp Chief Insp Haworth said: “Listening to local peoples’ concerns is key to neighbourhood policing and residents have told us they’re worried about attempted thefts and burglary.
“In response I’ll be adding to our regular uniformed patrols by using Plain Clothes officers overnight to detect and disrupt any criminal activity.
“I will be joining my teams on the streets, alongside colleagues from Response policing, CID and our Special Constabulary.
“I want to reassure residents in these areas that we are taking appropriate action in response to their concerns.
“Please continue to share information with neighbourhood officers and to report any suspicious activity by calling 101 so we can build our intelligence and continue to respond swiftly to any problems.”
A 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary on March 15 and released on bail while inquiries continue.
On Monday, March 29, another man, aged 20, was arrested on suspicion of burglary as well.