THE RETAIL BULLETIN - The home of retail news
HOME
Department Stores
Electricals
Entertainment
Fashion
Food & Drink
General Merchandise
Health & Beauty
Home & DIY
Interviews
Newsletter
Property
Shopping Centres & Retail Parks
Sports & Leisure
RETAIL INSIGHTS
RETAIL SOLUTIONS
Future of Retail Marketing 2020
Omnichannel Transformations 2020
The HR Summit 2020
The Future Of AI in Retail Conference 2020
Omnichannel Futures Conference 2021
The Omnichannel Journey
Optimizing Workforce Management
ABOUT
CONTACT
SUBSCRIBE FOR FREE
Report suggests surge in burglaries at retail and other commercial premises

A new study has found that police forces across the UK have been forced to carry out extra night patrols in emp­ty town cen­tres as bur­glars… View Article

SHOPPING CENTRES & RETAIL PARKS

Report suggests surge in burglaries at retail and other commercial premises

A new study has found that police forces across the UK have been forced to carry out extra night patrols in emp­ty town cen­tres as bur­glars tar­get shops and com­mer­cial premis­es dur­ing the coro­n­avirus lockdown.

After collating data from police reports, news items and its own cus­tomer feed­back, prop­er­ty secu­ri­ty spe­cial­ist VPS UK found there was a sud­den rise in bur­glar­ies and attempt­ed thefts last week in the Man­ches­ter, Mersey­side, Gwent and Cleveland areas.

David Wormald, key account direc­tor for hos­pi­tal­i­ty and retail at VPS, said: “It’s no sur­prise that when whole city cen­tres are desert­ed, that oppor­tunis­tic thieves will take their chances, espe­cial­ly with an already stretched police ser­vice. And because so many peo­ple are stay­ing at home now, there’s even few­er chances that an attempt­ed bur­glary on a com­mer­cial site will be spot­ted and reported.”

Photo by Georgia Hawkins

 

Email this article to a friend

You need to be logged in to use this feature.

Please log in here

Subscribe For Retail News