Operation Gemini – recovers stolen stock and tackles beggars

Posted on: April 18, 2019

An Operation Gemini exercise (additional policing hours, funded by Your Bromley) ran between 18th February and 23 February, and led to £1,416.93 worth of stock being recovered by the officers and returned to businesses. Officers were also targeting street begging. Distinctions were made between genuine homeless people and those found not to be genuine were moved on. As always, genuinely homeless people were advised of where they could access help. Cyclists on the pedestrianised area of the High St were asked to walk their bicycles along the High Street area instead of cycling.

Knowing the importance retailers attach to additional policing, Operation Gemini is back over the Easter school holidays. This is running from Wed 10th– 20thApril, noon to 20.00 hours. The first week of cover is Wed 10thto Sat 13th, the second it’s Tuesday 16thto Saturday 20th, excluding Good Friday. We’d love to hear your views on Operation Gemini – enquiries@yourbromley.com

The six strong team will carry and respond to Shop Safe radios and wherever possible, they will recover and return stolen stock to you.