Police patrols to battle robbery in Milton Keynes

Thames Valley Police launch two month operation to tackle robbery in Milton Keynes.

As of today, 5 August, Thames Valley Police offices have launched an operation that they hope will reduce robbery on the streets of Milton Keynes.

Over the coming two months, Officers will be conducting high visibility patrols across a number of locations in Milton Keynes at various times of day, evening and night, with intelligence leading their patrols.

Detective Sergeant Paddy Navin, based at Milton Keynes police station and lead for the operation, said:

“The next two months will see us focus our efforts on identifying those who are looking to commit robbery in Milton Keynes as well as providing reassurance to our local residents that the city remains a peaceful and safe place to live and work.”

Police note that they usually see an increase in robberies over the summer months as more people are out and about. With the new patrol in place, Officers will be assigned to theft hotspots which have been identified through their own intelligence.  The patrols of these areas are subject to change as the situation evolves, but are designed to prevent incidents from taking place.

“You can expect to see more officers out engaging with members of the public across Milton Keynes and using their stop and search powers where necessary. Please remember that officers only need to suspect that you are carrying a weapon or banned item to legally conduct a stop and search. Being searched does not mean that you are in any trouble so please don’t be anxious if this happens to you,” continues Detective Sergeant Navin.

Police are appealing for anyone with information to reach out.

“If you would prefer to remain anonymous, you can speak to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 or on their website.”

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