Cash rewards on offer for information about burglars
Cash rewards of up to £1000 are on offer for information leading
to arrest and charge of burglars in Essex.
As part of its continued drive to crack down on burglars, Essex
Police is asking residents to tell crime fighting charity
Crimestoppers what they know about burglary and the handling of
stolen goods in their communites.
Driving down burglary is a priority for Essex Police but we
can’t always solve crime on our own. We need to be pointed in the
right direction by local people who know what’s happening in their
Being burgled is
not just about losing possessions, it also robs you of feeling safe
in your own home.
If you would rather not contact Essex Police directly, you can
pass information to Crimestoppers anonymously.
The crime fighting charity has pledged to give cash rewards of
up to £1000 to residents who give information about burglars which
results in an arrest and charge.
The independent charity helps to find criminals and solve
crimes. It wants to know what you know not who you are so you can
remain anonymous. You won’t have to give your name and address or
go to court to evidence. Your call won’t be traced or recorded but
the simple piece of information you give could help police make an
Stuart Rawlins, chair of Essex Crimestoppers, is urging anyone
with information, no matter how insignificant it might seem, to
contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.
He said: “Being burgled is not just about losing possessions, it
also robs you of feeling safe in your own home. People should be
able to feel secure and confident in their homes. No one has
anything to fear by contacting Crimestoppers as you will remain
anonymous – no personal information is taken. Calls are not traced
or recorded and you will not have to go to court or give a
statement to the police.”
Please join us
in the fight against crime by telling Crimestoppers what you know.
Chief Insp Denise Morrissey
Essex Police has stepped up efforts to stop burglary in Essex by
targeting people known to have committed burglaries in the past,
encouraging residents to take simple security measures to protect
their homes and increasing patrols in areas where there have been
recent crimes. The actions form part of Operation Girton, a
countywide commitment to stamp out burglary.
Chief Inspector Denise Morrissey said: “Burglary is a serious
crime that affects people from all walks of life. It’s a harsh
reality but tomorrow you could find yourself a victim so please
join us in the fight against crime by telling Crimestoppers what
you know. Help us put beat the burglars by putting them behind
You can find out more about Crimestoppers and the terms and
conditions of the rewards on offer on the charity's
You can also pass information to Crimestoppers by filling
in a secure ‘giving information’ form on the website. The form is
completely secure. It’s designed to ensure your anonymity and means
you can pass on vital information from home by answering a few
simple questions. However by giving information in this way you
won’t qualify for a reward.
Though Crimestoppers works closely with Essex Police and other law
enforcement agencies, it is independent and not attached to any