Businesses in Ayrshire are encouraged to regularly review their security to reduce the potential of falling victim to crime.

As part of the Ayrshire Police winter crime prevention campaign, Locality Policing Officers in Irvine have been visiting local retail and bookmaker premises to engage with staff and promote current crime prevention advice.

Sergeant Jason Peter, of the Irvine Locality Policing Team, commented “crime prevention is everyone’s business and as a community we must work together to keep people safe.

“There are some commonsense precautions that can be taken to make businesses a hostile place for criminals and a safe place for staff and customers.

“We have been visiting premises in the Irvine area to provide guidance on these crime prevention methods and will continue to patrol local communities and tackle issues of local concern.”

To discuss specific aspects of Crime Prevention contact your area Safer Communities Officer or local policing team on 101.

For confidential advice on assessing the risks of violence at work and protecting staff, contact the Scottish Centre for Healthy Working Lives on 0800 019 2211.

To supply anonymous information about robbery contact Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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