Monday, May 22, 2006

Virtual Bumblebee Police Operations

UK Police Forces are increasingly using Virtual Bumblebee (the UK's recovered property internet advertising system) to support specific operations.

Sussex Police - for example - have recovered what is believed to be a large quantity of stolen antiques, mainly silverware, from a lock-up in the Lewes area. Some of this property has been identified in collaboration with Wiltshire Police, police are now seeking the public's help in identifying the remaining items. Victims of crime, in particular burglary victims from Sussex and Surrey, Hampshire, Dorset and Wiltshire are invited to look at Operation Antique's home page on Virtual Bumblebee.

Similarly, victims of crime are being given the chance to recover stolen property after Hampshire Constabulary seized a substantial amount of jewellery during investigations into a series of burglaries in the Gosport and Fareham area. The jewellery is believed to have been stolen, and detectives at Park Gate police station are now seeking help from the public to identify the items. Please visit Operation Pioche's home page on Virtual Bumblebee.