Weather Icon 8.9°C Overcast
Five arrested in raids to crackdown on burglary
Thursday 20th July 2017 @ 14:01 by Tom Greggan
News Tameside

Five men have been arrested after a series of raids in Stockport this morning.

The raids, at five homes in Reddish and Brinnington, were part of Operation Stymie- a crackdown on the recent spare of over 50 burglaries in Stockport and Derbyshire, including Glossop.

Five men aged between 18 and 35 were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle. It’s thought that more than £500,000 worth of property, in particular expensive cars, has been stolen this year.

Operation Stymie

Five men were arrested after raids in Reddish and Brinnington this morning.

Detective Inspector Chris Flint, of GMP’s Stockport Borough, said: “Over the past six months we have had a dedicated team trawling through intelligence and information about burglaries in Stockport, working hard to catch the culprits.

“Residents were concerned and we understand that crimes like this are an invasion in to your private life and can make people feel scared in their home.

“I want to stress that it is not okay and will never be tolerated by us. I hope people see we listened to those concerns and have acted on them.

Operation Stymie

The men, aged 18, 21, 24, 25 and 35 were all arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle.

“Five men are now in custody because of the community talking to us and working with us, and our work is only possible with this support.

“This investigation does not stop here and we will continue to tackle groups who cause misery to innocent people.

“Please continue to report anything suspicious and help us stop people who are benefitting from crime.”

Anyone with information should contact police on 101 or the independent charity Crimestoppers, anonymously, on 0800 555 111.

Operation Stymie

The raids were part of Operation Stymie- a crackdown on the recent spate of burglaries in Stockport and Derbyshire.