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Burglary arrests hit 90

Police have arrested 90 people as part of an ongoing campaign to clamp down on burglary and the stolen goods market in Sheffield.

Police have arrested 90 people as part of an ongoing campaign to clamp down on burglary and the stolen goods market in Sheffield.

Police have arrested 90 people so far in the first five weeks of a burglary crackdown in Sheffield.

Stolen property – including a handgun, 23 mobile phones, four laptops, power tools, gardening equipment and two boilers – has been recovered in a series of raids, with Class A and B drugs also seized.

The six-week campaign, known as Operation Kustody, was launched on July 14 and aims to arrest burglary suspects, disrupt the city’s stolen goods market and prevent break-ins.

South Yorkshire Police said officers have executed 20 warrants, during which 13 people have been arrested for a variety of offences.

A total of 77 outstanding suspects wanted for a variety of offences have also been arrested over the last five weeks.

Superintendent Scott Green, who is overseeing the operation, said: “We have seen some significant results during the campaign so far and I am determined we will maintain that success.

“We are committed to tackling burglary through enforcement and education and this campaign is doing both.

“We have removed a significant amount of property from the stolen goods market and we will continue to do so during the rest of the operation and beyond. We will robustly target those responsible for, and involved in, this type of crime.”

Warrants have been executed on Donovan Road in Southey Green, Masters Road in Parson Cross, and Owlings Place in Wisewood in the last week. Three men aged 23, 18 and 20 were arrested.

The 23-year-old, who was arrested following the warrant on Donovan Road, and the 18-year-old, arrested in connection with the warrant on Masters Road, have been charged with theft related offences. The 20-year-old has been released on bail pending further inquiries.

Officers have also offered crime prevention advice and handed out more than 600 property-marking kits.

Anyone with information is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101.

 

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