Police have raided a series of Doncaster properties and made a number of arrests this morning, as part of a police crackdown on burglaries and the distribution of stolen goods across the borough.
The investigation, entitled Operation Deal, is the culmination of a nine-month covert investigation into ‘serious acquisitive crime’ in Doncaster.
The operation has involved the use of a variety of tactics, resulting in the recovery of over £20,000 worth of stolen property and the names of a number of suspects believed to be connected to the items.
Stolen property recovered includes laptops, iPhones, iPads, bikes, flat screen TVs and digital cameras.
Senior investigating officer on Operation Deal DCI, Craig Robinson, said of the operation: “The operation is a culmination of nine months of proactive work within the Doncaster district, basically focusing on the Urban area.
“It’s looking at serious acquisitive crime, namely burglary, vehicle crime and drugs offences.
“Some of the people [we’re hoping to arrest] do cause us problems in Doncaster, in terms of committing burglary, car crime and in fact dealing drugs.
“If we can get these people arrested, and hopefully charged, it cuts down on the number of crimes committed in the area and makes Doncaster a safer place for people to live.”