North Yorkshire Police has joined key partners to support a national week of action to tackle business crime.
The York Inner Neighbourhood Policing Team joined partners from the York Bid and other agencies on joint patrols in York City centre. The team engaged with businesses about a range of issues such as shop theft and violence towards staff.
As part of the patrols, officers were proactively trying to target offenders. A community resolution order was handed to two people following a shop theft. The team was also successful at reuniting a bag with its owner after it was stolen in a shop. Enquiries are continuing to identify the suspects.
Preventative advice was offered to business owners and security staff to help protect themselves and their organisations.
Inspector Sam Knott from the York Inner Policing team commented:
“ Although York remains one of the safest cities in the country and crime levels are low, we must not become complacent.
“Working closely with our key partners we engaged with local businesses to provide an opportunity for them to tell us about the issues they are experiencing.
“I encourage anyone with concerns to approach us when you see us patrolling or contact us via the North Yorkshire Police website or 101.”