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Four arrests after spate of shop burglaries in Arnold

Proactive police work reaped its rewards after four suspects were arrested in connection with town centre shop burglaries.

Two men, aged 25 and 45, are now being questioned on suspicion of burglary and two women, aged 25 and 34, on suspicion of handling stolen goods following a recent string of eight commercial burglaries in Arnold town centre.

Stolen frozen food and a crowbar were also recovered by officers who attended a property in West Street,  Arnold, on Wednesday morning (25 August 2021), where all four suspects were arrested.

It comes after police increased patrols as part of an investigation into a spate of burglaries in a hot-spot area between Nottingham Road and High Street.

Neighbourhood Inspector Chris Pearson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We understand the impact of burglary on hard-working local businesses can be devastating which is why we take all reports seriously and we investigate.

“As shown in this case we will take swift and robust action against anyone believed to be committing burglaries and I’d like to reassure businesses that officers will continue to proactively work with them to help protect their livelihoods as well as carrying out regular patrols to act as a deterrent.

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“As part of our ongoing commitment to driving down burglary we are also continuing to work very closely with partners, including CCTV operators at Gedling Borough Council, to tackle this type of offending. The message to burglars is clear – if you commit crime then you will be caught.”

Gedling Borough Council leader councillor John Clarke said: “This is very good news and I would like to thank the officers involved in making the arrests.

“We are working tirelessly to reduce crime and antisocial behaviour in Gedling and these arrests will reassure residents and businesses that the police, alongside the council, are doing everything they can to catch criminals and get them off our streets.”

 

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