June 29, 2011
I didn’t believe that this was real. I thought that some hoax had been picked up by a tabloid newspaper and that it was off to the races from there.
Nope. It’s real. This is the ‘Operation Poppins’ page on the London Metropolitan Police website .
Via: The Sun :
COPS are breaking into homes in a dramatic bid to highlight the risk of being a victim of burglars.
Police from Fortune Greens Safer Neighbourhood Team in West Hampstead, north London, are climbing through windows left open to alert residents to the sinister threat.
Officers are carrying out the mock raids in a high-profile initiative to slash the number of burglaries.
They are committing break-ins across their patch, locking up the property and leaving a calling card to notify the stunned owner that they were there.
A young woman on her own was startled when a uniformed cop strolled into her living room after clambering in through an open bedroom window.
Police said that after her initial shock she was grateful when they gave her crime prevention advice and tips on making her home safer.