Crackdown continues on burglaries

Northumbria Police made more than 25 arrests as part of a crackdown on burglaries.

Monday, 22nd August 2016, 4:11 pm
Updated Thursday, 25th August 2016, 7:15 pm
News from Northumbria Police

Officers across Northumberland and North Tyneside took part in an operation to target active burglars.

Of those arrested, 12 have been charged with offences, one summonsed and one person cautioned. Ten of them have been bailed pending further inquiries and three were released without charge.

Police also carried out search warrants, searching seven address and recovered over 75 items of stolen property – such as three cars previously stolen when homes were burgled. Other items recovered included drugs, mobile phones, cash, perfume and tools.

Superintendent Mick Paterson, of Northern Area Command, said: “We’re pleased with the results of this latest police operation and we want people, and criminals in particular, to know that we’re keeping up the pressure to stamp out this crime.

“Concentrating our resources in areas which have experienced these crimes is really paying off. We’ve been targeting suspects and ensuring we make the most of all forensic opportunities to gather evidence so we can put offenders before the courts.

“We’re also asking people to help us by keeping their homes secure. Many of the burglaries reported to us occur in homes where doors or windows have been left unlocked.”

“We want to help residents do what they can to prevent being a victim of this crime.”