Burglars beware as Bromley Police join London-wide crime crackdown

PUBLISHED: 11:33 23 October 2013 | UPDATED: 11:33 23 October 2013

Ch Insp Andy Furphy

Ch Insp Andy Furphy


Burglars, robbers and thieves will be targeted by Bromley Police during a London-wide day of action today.

Operation Big Wing will see the borough’s force joined by specialist units, including traffic, dogs and safer transport command in one of the widest ranging operations of the year.

Uninsured vehicles will also be the focus of officers, with street briefings, knife arches and crime prevention stands across Bromley.

High visibility patrols are taking place in key areas to assure residents that the Met Police are tackling crimes that cause residents concern.

Ch Insp Andy Furphy, of Bromley Police, said: “Operation Big Wing is both reinforcing what we do on daily basis in targeting criminals head-on and providing further public reassurance through visible high impact policing.

We will be using a huge range of tactics to stop thieves, showing residents that we have listened to their concerns and we are committed to taking robust preventative and disruptive action to stop this criminal activity and make our communities safer.

Today is also about warning those breaking the law and engaging in criminal activity that we will be doing everything we can to stop them and put them before the Courts.”

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