Po­lice short­age

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Res­i­dents in Lo­mas del Rame and Los Nare­jos in Los Al­cázares are up in arms over a wave of bur­glar­ies, said So­cial­ist party (PSOE) coun­cil­lor Mario Pérez Cervera.

Only one lo­cal po­lice unit and one Guardia Civil unit pa­trol the town due to an of­fi­cer short­age, he noted.

“No ad­di­tional lo­cal po­lice of­fi­cers have been taken on since 2008 and there are not enough to cover sick leave or hol­i­days,” he stated. “Some­times of­fi­cers work over­time to guar­an­tee that at least one pa­trol is on the streets.” Ac­cord­ing to Sr Cervera, the short­fall of Guardia Civil of­fi­cers is com­pound­ing the prob­lem.

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