Crime watch Mojacar style

CRIME PREVENTION: Members of police and council attended the meeting.

A GROUP of Mojacar residents got together last week to hold a meeting about crime prevention.

Following a few recent incidents, members of a local Facebook forum met to discuss how they could protect themselves and their properties from becoming victims of crime.

Forum administrator, Brad Swift, organised the meeting which was held on Wednesday June 1 at the Roof Garden in the Parque Comercial. Vincent Reynolds, a former crime prevention officer in London, spoke to the group and gave useful information on how to avoid being a victim of crime, either within the property or when out and about. Deputy Mayor and Tourism Councillor, Emmanuel Aguero, attended the meeting along with members of the Local Police and Guardia Civil. Foreigners Councillor Maria Luisa Perez, was on hand to help with any translation and Maxine Morgan provided information on insurance in the case of theft or break-ins.

Data from the Guardia Civil revealed that there had been no vehicle related thefts in the area in the past three months and that in the case of other burglaries or thefts 90 per cent of the culprits had been apprehended. Some 27 people attended the meeting.

Swift said he had hoped for a better turnout but added that he was pleased that the community had established a relationship with the police and Guardia Civil and hoped the information would prove useful to those who attended.

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