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Police issue crime prevention advice following robbery spike in Bedford

Alert message sent 09/07/2019 15:11:00

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Police are urging the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour after a recent spate of robberies in Bedford.
 
Chief Inspector Rachael Glendenning said: “We have received a number of reports of robberies over recent weeks in and around Bedford town centre. 
 
“I would urge people to be aware of these incidents and stay vigilant. Our advice is to avoid walking alone late at night, but if you do, to ensure you’re walking in brightly lit areas.
 
“Keep valuables, such as phones, wallets or purses hidden, and if possible carry your bag with the clasp or zip facing towards you.
 
“Personal robbery can leave a victim in immeasurable distress and fear, and we take all reports of this crime extremely seriously. As a result we’ll be putting extra patrols in place in the town to reassure residents.
 
“This type of behaviour is not acceptable and we are urging anyone with information to come forward, as it would greatly help us with our enquiries and could be vital in preventing any further robberies.”
 
You report information by calling 101, visiting www.bedfordshire.police.uk/report or by calling Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
 
If you have been affected by crime the Signpost Hub offers free and confidential support to victims in Bedfordshire, whether it has been reported to police or not and irrespective of where and when the crime occurred.
 
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Julie Allen (Police, Communications Officer, B)

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