AlertSystems Offer Advice after CCTV of Alleged Phone Theft Released by Police

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Leading business security provider, AlertSystems, has responded to news that police have released CCTV footage in a bid to warn the public how easily thefts can occur in pubs and clubs.

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While members of the public can take steps to secure their belongings, such as keeping their belongings with them at all times, businesses also have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for their patrons.

It has been reported by Chronicle Live on October 31 in the article titled ‘CCTV Captures Moment Mobile Phone Thief Struck in Newcastle Nightclub’ that police have released CCTV of an alleged theft of a mobile phone in a warning to the public. According to Chronicle Live, the footage was captured on October 5 and shows a man taking mere seconds to allegedly take a woman’s mobile phone. According to the report, the CCTV allegedly shows him opening her handbag as she passed him, with later footage revealing the phone in his back pocket.

Speaking of the footage, Chief Inspector Bruce Storey of Northumbria Police’s Newcastle Area Command told Chronicle Live that:

“This is an example of how it takes just a few seconds for a person to steal from another, taking advantage of crowded bars and clubs. I want people to see how easy it is for a thief and how important it is for them to keep their property close to them, have it in view at all times, and be aware that opportunist thieves do operate.”

As experts in business security, the team at AlertSystems closely follow industry news and were interested in the recent release of the CCTV footage. A spokesperson for the company offered their thoughts and spoke of the importance of installing CCTV security systems:

“It is welcome news that the police have released CCTV footage as a warning to the public of how easy it can be for thieves to take their possessions in places such as pubs and clubs. While members of the public can take steps to secure their belongings, such as keeping their belongings with them at all times, businesses also have a responsibility to provide a safe environment for their patrons.

For businesses, installing a high quality CCTV security system can be an effective crime preventative, while offering reassurance to customers. In the case that a theft unfortunately occurs, the system can record footage of the incident which police can use to further their investigations and bring them to a successful conclusion.”

AlertSystems manage and maintain over 5000 security installations throughout the UK and are specialists in providing business security solutions. Offering professional service and a complete range of security services such as monitored alarm systems, Automatic Number Plate Recognition and Avigilon CCTV security systems. AlertSystems offers effective and reliable solutions to security problems.

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