An ex-burglar, who was released from prison in August after being sentenced to 15 months for his involvement in 33 burglaries targeted at students is now working with police to help students stay safe.
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.
– sergeant mike dunbar, west midlands police
Together we wanted to get students thinking about how to keep their homes and belongings safe. The film is highly impactive.
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.
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.