CRIME

3 burglars add validity to police warnings by sharing tips of trade in crime prevention video

Three convicted burglars are sharing tips of their trade in a YouTube crime prevention video produced by the police in Columbus, Ohio.

The men explain how they chose houses they robbed, what they targeted and what they did with the goods.

They also pass on measures they say prevent people like themselves from breaking in, from always keeping windows closed and blinds drawn to having a working security system.

Columbus police teamed up with the Ohio prison system to produce the videos. The inmates' only incentive was a letter to the parole board outlining their cooperation.

Police Cmdr. Bob Meader says it's one thing for officers to emphasize crime prevention and another to hear it from expert criminals.

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