VIDEO: Convicted burglar shares his secrets as part of police campaign

13:50 30 April 2014

A convicted burglar is interviewed by crime reduction officer Helen O

A convicted burglar is interviewed by crime reduction officer Helen O'Driscoll.

Archant

A convicted burglar has taken part in a video to explain how criminals operate.

The video has been released by Cambridgeshire Constabulary as part of their Get Closer burglary campaign.

The burglar, who is at Peterborough prison, is asked what items he looks to steal, why he targets certain homes and what would stop him from choosing one house over another.

Crime Reduction Officer Helen O’Driscoll, who carried out the interview, said: “The interview was an eye-opener but very useful in gaining a better understanding of the thinking and motivations behind why someone burglaries.

“It still amazes me how avoidable many of the burglaries are and how simple measures such as keeping your front and back doors locked or moving valuables out of view and can make such a difference.

“A burglar only needs to spot an open window or an unlocked door or gate to make their move and if you think your security looks poor then so will a burglar.

“It doesn’t take much to improve security but it’s a worthwhile investment and gives peace of mind.”

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Ely Standard visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Ely Standard staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Ely Standard account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

More news stories

Yesterday, 10:08
 Strikes Ely. Picture: Steve Williams.

A shock report has revealed that the cost of moving the county council’s archives to a new centre in Ely has rocketed by 55 per cent in less than a year.

Yesterday, 10:02
Sam Bailey will replace Shayne Ward at Party on the Hill on Saturday

Shayne Ward has cancelled his appearance at the Party On The Hill and will be replaced by Sam Bailey.

Yesterday, 10:07
Nathaniel Missin, Globe Trotting Blogger.

England isn’t the place for Nathaniel Missin. The 23-year-old who lives in Ely has travelled further than most people do in their whole life. In just two years.

Yesterday, 16:15
Both teams before the match

Two friends teamed up to organise a charity football match in aid of a boy they have known since primary school.

Most read stories

Most commented stories

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Ely Standard e-edition today E-edition