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Danish police question burglars - to help catch burglars

Northern Zealand police plan to ask burlgars to fill out questionnaires to help them tackle the rising number of break-ins.

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WHAT TO DO when burglaries get out of hand?

In Denmark, police think they might have the answer: turn to the experts themselves, the housebreakers.

Northern Zealand police spokesman Finn Bernth Andersen says burglars caught red-handed in the district will be asked to participate in an anonymous questionnaire about their profession.

The region, which has seen a 60 per cent annual surge in break-ins in some areas, will ask robbers questions about their typical targets, motives and disposal methods for stolen goods.

Bernth Andersen conceded that police are not sure of the project’s success but said today “we’ll do anything we can to lower the number (of burglaries).”

The project is planned to last a few months.

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