Sibu police stepping up late-night patrols as preventive measure against burglary cases

Ariffin poses with a mobile patrol vehicle that will be making its rounds around Sibu.

SIBU, Feb 17: The Crime Prevention and Community Safety Department of the Sibu police is intensifying its patrol duties to curb burglary and theft cases around town.

The department head, DSP Ariffin Bahar said housebreaking cases are usually more likely to occur after midnight until early morning.

“For the prevention of crime, we are increasing patrols at midnight until the early hours of the morning, especially during the rainy season,” he said.

He said operations carried out from Jan 28 to Feb 6 so far showed no reports of burglary cases.

“Therefore, we will continue to increase patrol efforts to ensure that there are no burglary cases in the Sibu area,” he explained.

He added that his team has 51 members who work in the Patrol Car Unit (MPV) and Motorcycle Patrol Unit (URB).

The assignment of each unit will be divided into three shifts daily, with 15 members in one shift.

“So far, I am satisfied with the security situation especially in the residential areas around the town. We have arrested two thieves who tried to escape with gas canisters last week,” he added. — DayakDaily