Large stash of stolen goods confiscated in police raid near Kemble airfield
3:43pm Thursday 17th January 2013 in News
A HOARD of stolen items, including drugs, mini-diggers, cars and an assortment of designer watches have been confiscated in a Kemble raid.
Police officers arrested three people following a burglary warrant at Pat-Yat Barn on the A429 near Kemble airfield yesterday from around 7.15am.
Officers, from Cirencester police station, confiscated a number of items including an amount of drugs; a Volkswagen Scirocco car; four Bobcat mini-diggers; a JCB mini-digger on a trailer; a small dump truck; chain saws, hedge trimmers and similar equipment; two high value mountain bikes; an assortment of Breitling and Rolex watches and a number of digital SLR cameras.
A 26-year-old woman from Kemble was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class ‘B’ drug and handling stolen goods; a 38-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of possession of a Class ‘B’ drug and a 60-year-old man, again from Kemble was arrested on suspicion of handing and receiving stolen goods.
All three are bailed to return on April 5, 2013.
Inspector Nick Holmes said: “The warrant was part of a larger burglary operation in the Cotswolds and serves as a reminder to local residents that although burglary crime in the area is relatively low, we take this type of offence very seriously.
“We will be working with neighbouring forces in due course to help return the goods to their owners.”
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