Six arrested in Daventry this morning, on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle.
Following a series of over ten burglaries in Daventry in the run up to Christmas, a team of 22 officers carried out five warrants early this morning at addresses across the town.
At 6am, five addresses were entered and searched simultaneously, with searches ongoing.
Because of the nature of the circumstances, this has included the unwrapping of Christmas gifts in as sensitive a way as possible.
Six people have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle and a number of items recovered.
As part of the operation, letters have been delivered to the householders at the suspects’ addresses, to burglary victims and local residents.
District Sergeant, Sam Dobbs, said:
“Our new year resolution is to keep the pressure on those who shamelessly steal and burgle.”
“We want it to be a happy new year for Daventry’s residents.”
“My heart goes out to people who have had valuable and highly sentimental jewellery stolen, and I appeal to the conscience of Daventry folk to tell us if they hear of jewellery being sold cheaply.”
“Often the sentimental value far outweighs the monetary value and the insulting amounts for which such stolen property is exchanged on the black market.”
“As today has shown, we will focus on the handlers as much as the burglars because without handlers, there would be no market for thieves.”
Brilliant team of officers who've volunteered changes of duty on Christmas Eve to disrupt crime. Robust, fair policing for people in Dav
— Sam Dobbs (@sgtsamdobbs) December 24, 2015