Ex-Burglar Helps Police

A former burglar has joined forces with West Midlands Police to help keep students safe.

Police: Film featuring ex-burglar is highly impactive

West Midlands Police say the film they have made featuring an ex-burglar aimed at making students safer is "highly impactive".

Chris, a former burglar, who targeted students, was released from prison in August after being sentenced to 15 months for his involvement in 33 burglaries.

He's now working with the police to help keep students safe.

Together we wanted to get students thinking about how to keep their homes and belongings safe. The film is highly impactive.

– sergeant mike dunbar, west midlands police

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Ex-burglar takes part in video to help students stay safe

A former burglar has taken part in a video with West Midlands Police to help keep students safe.

The film is part of 'Letters of the Law', an initiative giving the public an insight into wider police work.

The ex-burglar, Chris, was released from prison in August having been sentenced to 15 months for his role in 33 burglaries in Selly Oak, an area where lots of students live in rented accommodation.

Chris openly admits that he never once thought of his victims.

Video courtesy of West Midlands Police via YouTube.

Former burglar helps police tackle crime

A former burglar is helping West Midlands Police to tackle crime Credit: ITV Central

A former burglar has joined forces with West Midlands Police to help keep students safe. In a hard hitting film, he speaks about his past offending and why he deliberately targeted student homes. It will be shown at local universities.

It is part of the force's effort to drive down burglary and will be shown at universities in Birmingham, Coventry and Wolverhampton.