Eight more arrests made in Sheffield police blitz on burglary

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Eight more arrests have been made in police blitz on burglary and stolen goods in South Yorkshire.

Eight more arrests have been made in a police blitz on burglary and stolen goods in South Yorkshire.

The force revealed it has carried out two more warrants and made the extra arrests as part of Operation Kustody, the six-week campaign to clamp down on theft.

Officers raided an address on Manor Park Drive and recovered ten suspected stolen phones as well as suspected cannabis.

A 26-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and possession of controlled drugs.

A 32-year-old man was arrested in Hadfield Gardens. They found two suspected stolen phones and three suspected stolen laptops.

He has been released on bail pending further enquiries.

It brings the total number of arrests to 29 since the campaign launched on July 14.

That day saw officers swoop on addresses across Sheffield. Six warrants were carried out, with 16 suspects arrested.

A silver side-loading revolver was discovered alongside several knives by officers executing a warrant in Danewood Avenue, Manor.

Officers also arrested two people on suspicion of handling stolen goods in Kyle Close, Parson Cross and Heeley Bank Road, Heeley. Several suspected stolen mobile phones were also seized from the Heeley property after officers spent several hours searching the house.

Superintendent Scott Green said: “It is a priority that we continue to reduce burglaries. It is a crime we are determined to tackle through enforcement and education.

“Clamping down on the stolen goods market is one of the most effective ways to do that. If burglars can’t sell on what they’ve stolen it makes the crime less attractive a prospect.

“We are robustly targeting those responsible for and involved in this type of crime.

“However, we also need homeowners to be responsible and help to prevent burglaries by taking simple crime prevention steps.”