Operation Shield, an anti-burglary initiative using SelectaDNA, has been rolled out to the village of Lymm after its successful launch earlier this year in the districts of Hatton, Stretton and Walton.
Operation Shield is a policing initiative to help relocate stolen property with its rightful owners as well as connect criminals with crimes they have committed.
Sgt Gareth Kerr said: "Officers and PCSOs will be visiting addresses to offer households free forensic property marking kits, to enable occupiers to mark up their property with SelectaDNA forensic liquid, which will give each item a unique DNA code registered to them.
"This is accompanied by household stickers and local road signage to advertise the fact the Operation Shield is active in these areas.
"The benefits of this solution have been shown to deter potential thieves and burglars from targeting these areas and reduce crime, as police can quickly and easily identify any stolen property and return it to its rightful owner.
"We hope to continue the rollout of Operation Shield across other areas of Warrington soon.”
Any suspects taken into custody in Cheshire will be scanned for traces of SelectaDNA which could potentially link them to crime scenes.
For further information and images contact: Angela Singleton, Press Officer for Selectamark.
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