Jersey Police target repeat offenders

Career criminals in Jersey have been targeted by police in an attempt to cut the number of thefts and robberies.

Acting Insp Craig Jackson, head of the Priority Crime Team, said: "We have a small number of people who spend their lives stealing from others and breaking the law."

He said since the start of the year the operation had led to seven prosecutions and a 17% drop in theft and robberies.

The operation also aims to help cut the causes of repeat offenders.

For this the police have enlisted the help of the Drug and Alcohol Service and the probation service.

Acting Insp Jackson said: "[It] sends a message to all thieves that making a living out of other people's hard work is not going to be tolerated.

"The public can help us with this, by locking your property and securing your valuables you aren't making life easy for thieves."

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