Police launch plain-clothed operation to tackle high value burglaries

Officers from Macclesfield Local Policing Unit have launched a summer initiative in response to burglary offences in the local area.

Operation Intervene is Cheshire Police's response to burglaries within Macclesfield Local Policing Unit on the border with Greater Manchester, including Wilmslow and Alderley Edge.

The initiative is designed to crack down on high value burglaries by targeting cross-border offenders who come to Cheshire to burgle homes in affluent areas.

It also aims to offer public reassurance and crime prevention advice to residents during the summer holidays.

As part of the operation local officers will be deployed to burglary hotspots and plain clothed officers will also be patrolling these areas.

Officers will also be working with the Roads and Crime Unit for their assistance in known trigger locations.

Detective Sergeant Angela Coppock saidn "Burglaries are an upsetting crime to deal with because everyone deserves the right to feel safe in their own home.

"There is often an increase in burglaries during the summer holidays and Operation Intervene aims to clamp down further on those committing crime in this area of Cheshire.

"You can help us by reporting suspicious behaviour in your area, as well as staying vigilant and using our advice and guidance to help prevent burglary in your neighbourhood.

"Remember to ensure you lock and secure your premises before leaving your property, especially if you will be gone for a long period of time, such as when you go on holiday.

"Together, we can make Cheshire a hostile environment for criminals seeking to commit crime."