Police Call: Fighting against doorstep crime

Chief Inspector Damian Armstrong
Chief Inspector Damian Armstrong

Over the past week officers from Forth Valley Division have been working on Operation Monarda, an operation to bring together public, private and third sector organisations to help minimise risk and prevent harm to vulnerable and older people from criminals who commit doorstep crime.

Doorstep crime affects some of the most vulnerable within our society and communities, with victims being targeted due to their perceived vulnerability (age, gender, disability) with many becoming repeat victims.

Many perpetrators of doorstep crime have connections with organised crime groups throughout the country and they are not just opportunistic crime, but may involve considerable planning beforehand.

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I would ask you all to be good neighbours and where you see anything suspicious in your street or at the doors of your vulnerable neighbours call the police and report your concerns. The Division recognises the devastating impact this type of crime has on our communities and we will continue to pro-actively target those responsible to keep people safe.