Campaign to reduce robbery risk

Lancashire Police is reminding business owners to keep their property and money safe this Christmas ahead of an increase in takings.

Thursday, 10th December 2015, 11:45 am
Police, firefighters and ambulance service crews are working together on a road safety awareness week.

Officers have been providing crime prevention advice to banks, jewellers and post offices before the festive period as part of a regional campaign to reduce the risk of robberies and thefts.

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The move is part of Operation Vault, with police carrying out operations throughout December to prevent such crimes across the county.

Supt Simon Giles, of South Division, Lancashire Police, said: “We are stepping up our fight against criminals who carry out robberies of commercial and financial premises.

“We want to raise awareness of such crimes to encourage businesses to take crime prevention steps to avoid becoming a victim.”Any suspicious activity should be reported to the police on 101 or 999 in an emergency