More police on the Christmas beat

30th November 2004, Comments 0 comments

30 November 2004, BRUSSELS - More police officers will take to the streets of Brussels in the run up to Christmas in a bid to crack down on petty crimes against shoppers, it was reported on Tuesday.

30 November 2004

BRUSSELS - More police officers will take to the streets of Brussels in the run up to Christmas in a bid to crack down on petty crimes against shoppers, it was reported on Tuesday.

The Brussels-Capital-Ixelles force has announced it will have more officers on the beat in commercial zones.

Additional patrols will be made on the Place de la Monnaie, City2, Rue Neuve, Grand Place, Ilot Sacré, Place Saint-Gery, Marché aux Poissons, Rue Haute, Rue Blaes and Place Bockstael.

These reinforcements will also be present in Rue Marie-Christine, Rue Fransman, Rue Vekemans, Avenue de la Toison d'Or, Chaussée d'Ixelles, Chaussée de Waterloo, Rond-Pont du Cimetière d'Ixelles, Avenue de la Couronne and Chaussée de Boondael.

More plain-clothes officers will be patrolling the streets on the look out for thieves.

Personnel from the police's crime prevention department will also be charged with checking that people are carrying the right papers, do not have large sums of money on them, and are not being indiscreet about their bank codes.

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Subject: Belgian news

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