Hightened police presence after increased burglaries
Humberside Police have recently conducted multiple visibility patrols across Cleethorpes and Grimsby after an increase in burglaries.
Sharing one of their patrols to Twitter the force said: “Due to an increase in commercial burglaries we have stepped up our patrols on St Peter’s Avenue and surrounding areas. Happy to report all seems to be in order as the night mist rolls in.”
Recently a pair from Grimsby were charged after targeting elderly victims and robbing them.
Marcus Blackham (21), of Peaks Lane in Grimsby, and Brandon Dable (18), of Grafton Street in Grimsby, have been sentenced to a combined 6.5 years behind bars for the residential burglaries.
The pair violently smashed through a window and raided a 90-year-old man’s bedroom before he awoke, at which point they fled the scene.
They then entered another property belonging to an 83-year-old man where they once against shattered glass, which caused injury to the pensioner and another occupant who were alerted by the robbery.
Blackham and Dable stole car keys from inside the property and a vehicle from the elderly victim’s home.
Visibility patrols aim to target problem areas in the town for crimes such as theft, burglaries and anti-social behaviour.
Officers patrol the streets in a bid to raise police awareness of antisocial behaviour and to deter potential crimes from happening.