Police have been stepping up the pressure on suspected burglars across Tilbury last week, as part of Operation Agile.
In their continued effort to stop burglaries in the area, officers have been carrying out high visibility patrols in key areas, and carrying out stop checks in a bid to deter burglars from the area.
Prolific offenders have also been visited by officers to warn them that if they commit crime, they will be caught and prosecuted.
This latest action against burglary follows the deployment of Operation Brightshadow in Tilbury last month, where several key offenders were openly followed by police for 12 hours to stop them re-offending.
Insp Jon Burgess, who heads the Tilbury neighbourhood policing team, said: “We continue to turn up the pressure against those we believe are responsible for committing crime. We have received good intelligence from the community, who are just as fed up with the small minority of people committing crime in this area.
“I urge anyone that can help us target the right people to contact us. We will listen to any concerns you have, and if you don’t want anyone to know it’s you that passed on information, you can call the independent charity Crimestoppers and leave information anonymously.”
Police have also been offering residents across Tilbury crime prevention advice, with the key message being to leave all accessible doors and windows secure at all times, even if you are in the house. All tools in the garden should be locked away securely, and house and car keys should be kept somewhere secure, out of view, where only family members can access them.
If you would like to pass on information about who is committing crime in this area, please contact the Thurrock Divisional Intelligence Unit on 0300 333 4444 or call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.