Crawley Police chief vows crackdown on burglaries


Crawley Police’s district commander said he was determined to crackdown on burglaries in town.

Chief Inspector Dave Padwick said the number of break-ins in town spiked recently but had dropped from last year.

Mr Padwick, who took up his post in August, said: “We have had increased patrols in Southgate and Broadfield and have made three arrests and searched four properties. The suspects who were arrested have been bailed pending further police enquiries.

“Between April 2014 and September 2014 there were 148 burglaries but between April and September this year this is down to 98. That is 50 less victims but I am not complacent and I am determined to drive this down further.

“We are continuing to urge people in the town to be vigilant and let us know if they see anything out of the ordinary or suspicious. Please make sure you lock your doors and windows and leave a light on in the evenings when you’re out now the evenings are getting darker.”

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