‘I love locking them up’ - Policeman wants March to be a ‘dangerous place’ for criminals

AN ENTHUSIASTIC policeman has sent an internet rallying call to the residents of March - urging them to make the town a “dangerous place” for criminals.

Pc Phil Richardson used community website ShapeYourPlace to post a “heads up” about an increase in incidents of theft and criminal damage involving vehicles last weekend.

The officer encouraged the public to keep their “eyes and ears open” and to “take a look out of the windows before going to bed” in a bid to beat the offenders.

“If you hear a suspicious thump or bang at night think twice what it may be,” he wrote. “Kids smacking someone’s car? Was it a car window being smashed? Call these in – we will wherever possible send an available officer to the area.”

Referring to his stern profile picture, Pc Richardson added: “Let’s make March a dangerous place for the criminals! I love locking them up, the more I can get off the streets the better the chances of me having a smiley photo!”

The police officer appealed for residents to clear valuables from their cars - adding that they had recovered several items including parts of a Cannon EOS 400D camera.

Pc Richardson wrote: “In respect of some of these crimes we will be knocking quite hard on some doors as we have an inkling as to who may have been involved.”

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The police officer’s internet warnings come a fortnight after he used the same website to encourage motorists to report dangerous drivers on the A141 in the hope of increasing “public evidence” prosecutions.

His latest post was “liked” by three people on Facebook, while on Twitter @FenlandBoi said: “Pc Richardson of @cambscops has to be my hero of the day. Go get ‘em!”