Three people from Kingswood have been charged following a spate of burglaries in Willsbridge.
They are among several arrests made across the Avon & Somerset Police force area recently, led by the Operation Remedy team, relating to burglary, theft, fraud, and the illegal supply of drugs, resulting in the recovery of thousands of pounds worth of stolen property.
A 33-year-old man and two women aged 27 and 34 from Kingswood were arrested on Friday 17th September following a number of burglaries in Willsbridge. Additional offences were identified by police and between them the trio have been charged with six dwelling burglaries, one attempted dwelling burglary, three thefts of vehicles and 11 fraud offences. They are all due in court on 18th October.
Other results for Operation Remedy included an 18-year-old man and a 17-year-old arrested on Thursday 16th September following a number of burglaries in Stockwood. Both have been released under investigation with bail conditions imposed on the 17-year-old.
On Saturday 18th September a 33-year-old man was arrested in Fishponds after he was found with stolen bikes to the value of £10,000. He has been released under investigation.
And a man was arrested after a burglary in Fishponds on Sunday 19th September. The arrest was made after a forensic investigation and officers recovered a quantity of stolen property.
There have also been arrests in Clevedon and Bedminster.
Today Chief Inspector Karen Corrigan who leads Op Remedy’s dedicated teams tackling burglaries said: “Whilst the proactive arrests we’ve made are good news, we know that there is always more to be done and continue to tackle the crimes that are most important to our communities and ultimately work to keep them safe.
“Burglaries in our force area remain low, however as restrictions lift and life returns to some form of normality we may see them increase again. Burglars tend to be observant and opportunistic, so we urge people to be vigilant, protect their properties and report any unusual activity to us on 101.
“We welcome receiving information that will help us to keep our communities safe. Fortunately, thanks to CCTV, smart doorbells and dash-cam, residents are often able to help us with footage of suspicious activity and even crime in progress.”