Published on 22nd May 2012

Anyone visiting the Regent Arcade in Cheltenham this Friday (May 25) can visit the Burglary Shop.

For one day only a variety of security experts who will all be on hand to offer impartial advice to shoppers.

Crime Reduction Officer Paul Francis said: “This is a great event and I hope everyone in the area will take advantage of it.  Gloucestershire police is committed to continuing to reduce burglaries in the town and initiatives such as this help to do that.  Not only police will be there but a number of different organisations that can give you independent advice on how to keep make your home safer.”

The Regent Arcade fully supports the initiative and has already allowed use of the vacant premises to display a giant burglary shop front. Shopping Centre Manager, John Forward said: “We are happy to help in any way we can and to open up the shop for one day will provide the public with some much needed advice and support from a number of different organisations.”

The Cheltenham Local Policing team will be offering free property marking, free property registration and free ultra violet pens to mark property at home with. Alongside the police there will be representatives from Gloucestershire Crimestoppers, Safe at Home and various security companies. There will even be a representative from Brockworth Garden Centre who will be advising people how to use prickly plants to prevent the opportunity for burglary.

If you want to pop along the shop will be open between 10am and 4pm.

For further crime reduction advice please visit the constabulary website and go to the crime reduction pages.