Polish police call for caution over Easter period
PR dla Zagranicy
The police in Poland have appealed for caution around the country over the Easter period.
The call is partly aimed at motorists to drive carefully over the holidays in an attempt to minimise accidents on the road.
But police added that as Poles prepare for Easter, the rising number of customers at shopping centres and commuters on public transport could also be a magnet for pickpockets.
Authorities have asked residents to avoid keeping money and important documents in outside pockets and in jackets.
“Keep in mind that pick pockets often work in groups, they often create a distraction in order to be able to get to your possessions more easily,” a statement released by the police said.
Authorities said that since many people visit relatives in other towns and cities, empty apartments could also attract thieves. Police said that around two-thirds of homes are broken-in through windows, so residents should close their windows and, if possible, lock them.
Roads around Poland will receive additional patrols to ensure motorists are driving safely and within the speed limit. Holidays are usually a time when car accidents and fatalities increase exponentially. (rg)