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Police arrest 90 in Sheffield burglary crackdown

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 now arrested 90 people as part of a burglary crackdown in Sheffield.

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.

Stolen property including a handgun, 23 mobile phones, four laptops, a number of power tools, class A and class B drugs, gardening equipment and two boilers has been recovered as part of the operation.

South Yorkshire Police said today that 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 been also been arrested over the last five weeks.

Warrants have been executed on Donovan Road, Masters Road and Owlings Place in the last week.

Three men aged 23, 18 and 20 were arrested during the warrants.

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 enquiries.

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

Superintendent Scott Green, who is overseeing the operation, said: “We have seen some significant results during the campaign so far and I am determined that 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 targeting those responsible for, and involved in, this type of crime.”

Anyone with information about those handling stolen goods is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 or, alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.

 
 
 

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