Schaerbeek residents create Whatsapp group to fight burglaries

Residents of Emile Max Avenue in Schaerbeek have launched a Whatsapp group to fight burglaries in the neighborhood, reported Belgian news outlet La Capitale.

The goal was to exchange information quickly, as well as to be better acquainted with one another. The Whatsapp group is now composed of a handful of families, between six and seven.

The neighborhood committee received advice from the Brussels-North police zone.

One of the members of the neighborhood committee reported that the residents had been able to recover three stolen bicycles.

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“Thanks to the group, we were quickly warned, we were able to understand how thieves worked,” the member reported.