Less crime this season
The Royal Barbados Police Force has reported a significant drop in crime last month, thanks to its annual Operation Yuletide.
Police Public Relations Officer, Inspector David Welch made this revelation yesterday during a press conference at police headquarters, where he said the decision by the force to redeploy a number of officers to various locations in the country from early in December had brought impressive results.
“We were able to reduce the level of thefts from persons, and we also made a significant dent in the level of shoplifting that usually accompanies the Christmas period,” the inspector said.
According to Welch, the police remain very concerned about the number of thefts in and around places such as Collymore Rock, Martindales Road, River Road and other areas near the City. He added that mobile phones, and jewellery remain the usual targets but that electronic items such as laptops and cameras were also proving to be items of interest for thieves.
Inspector Welch also urged all Barbadians to have more interaction with police, and report all incidences of crime if they became victims.
“We really want the public to have dialogue with us. We will also be increasing the level of communication with business place owners in around Bridgetown, as well as the other shopping centres across Barbados.