Four people were arrested by Cheshire detectives in Devon and Cornwall yesterday (Thursday 26 April) following a policing operation into burglaries across parts of the UK.
Three men, aged 36, 22 and 33, and a 16-year-old boy were arrested in the Looe area of Cornwall. All have been arrested on suspicion of burglary offences believed to have been committed in the North West where family gold has been targeted and stolen.
Detective Chief Inspector Mike Ankers, of Cheshire’s Crime Operations, said: “Yesterday’s arrests were part of a coordinated and joint policing investigation with TITAN and forces in the North-West to target those believed to have been stealing gold from families.
“We have seen a sharp increase in these types of offences in particular in the Warrington and Widnes area which has resulted in these arrests being made.
“I hope the arrests demonstrate we are tackling this issue and bring reassurance to the communities who have been affected by these crimes.”
A 22-year-old man is currently being questioned for offences committed in Cheshire, while a 16 and 36-year-old man is being interviewed by detectives in West Yorkshire.
A 33-year-old has been released under investigation.