South Yorkshire Police are encouraging people to report stolen CCTV cameras following a spate of recent thefts, particularly in the Thorne area.
Crime reduction officers are asking residents to report theft of CCTV cameras, either from commercial or residential properties, after a number of CCTV cameras were stolen from businesses and homes recently.
Crime Reduction Officer, Eamonn Larkin, explains: “CCTV cameras which have been correctly installed and positioned can greatly assist police in the prevention and detection of crime.
“Thieves understand this and will sometimes go to great lengths to avoid having their crimes recorded on CCTV, therefore damaging them or in some cases, as we’ve seen recently, stealing them.
“While some residents may not see the theft of a camera as something worth reporting, it definitely is and we want to encourage anyone who has had a camera stolen, either from their business or their home, to report it to us.
“Those responsible for stealing these CCTV cameras could go on to steal other items so it’s important that each incident is reported so we can look in to it and identify those involved.
“For further information and advice on CCTV systems, please contact your local crime reduction officer.”
To find details of your crime reduction officer, please visit southyorks.police.uk/c…/contact-your-crime-reduction-officer
To report a theft, call police on 101 or visit southyorks.police.uk/reportcrime