Break-ins at local businesses

Meeting: 
Plenary on 2014-12-09
Session date: 
December 9, 2014
Reference: 
2014/4990
Question By: 
Joanne McCartney
Organisation: 
Labour Group
Asked Of: 
the Mayor and Police Commissioner

Question

In Enfield Town there has been a spate of break-ins at local businesses with laptops and products being stolen, causing considerable stress, loss of income, and an impact on how the area is portrayed to local businesses. What resources are you putting into preventing this issue?

Answer

Answer for Break-ins at local businesses

Answer for Break-ins at local businesses

Answered By: 
the Mayor and Police Commissioner

There were ten shop burglaries reported in Enfield Town in September and October. Following these incidents, the Neighbourhood Policing Team (NPT) has visited every victim and provided advice and support regarding crime prevention and security measures.  They have also brought the burglaries to the attention of the local authority CCTV team, and the CID team have overseen investigations.  Two separate arrests have since been made.

In order to provide wider reassurance and support to the wider business community, the designated ward officer has visited every shop in Enfield Town to deliver crime prevention advice and literature. 

The NPT has also worked in partnership with Enfield Business and Retail Association to alert businesses across Enfield to this issue and to reinforce wider crime prevention messages.