Police arrest 43 in Sheffield burglary crackdown

Police ON Operation Kustody in Sheffield
Police ON Operation Kustody in Sheffield
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Police have arrested 43 people in the first three weeks of a campaign to tackle burglary and the stolen goods market in Sheffield.

The six-week Operation Kustody campaign was launched on Monday July 14.

At the half way stage officers have arrested a total of 43 people and executed 12 warrants across the city.

Of the 43 arrests, five were made during the execution of warrants and the other 31 were outstanding suspects wanted in connection with various offences.

In the last week warrants were executed on Morgan Avenue, Glasworthy Avenue, Vikinglea Drive and Effingham Road.

Officers recovered suspected stolen power tools and two air weapons during the raids.

Officers have also offered crime prevention advice and handed out more than 500 property marking kits.

They also continue to target the second hand property market.

Supt Scott Green, who is overseeing the operation, said: “We have seen some significant results during the first half of the campaign and I am determined that we will maintain that success.

“We are committed to tackling burglary through enforcement and education and this campaign is doing both.

“We have removed a significant amount of property from the stolen goods market. This is one of the most effective ways to tackling burglary; if thieves can’t sell on what they’ve stolen it makes the crime less attractive a prospect.

“We continue to robustly targeting those responsible for, and involved in, this type of crime.”

Anyone with information about those handling stolen goods is asked to contact South Yorkshire Police on 101 or, alternatively, call Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.