THREE men from Gloucester have been arrested in connection with suspected burglaries or theft in Cheltenham.
The arrests were part of 15 made in a burglary crackdown in the town as part of Operation Spa, aiming to raise awareness of home security alongside tactical operations to cause maximum disruption to criminals.
An 18-year-old man from Gloucester was arrested and charged with burglary and a 36-year-old man from Gloucester has been arrested on suspicion of burglary.
A 38-year-old man from Brockworth has also been arrested on suspicion of theft of a caravan.
Inspector Roddy Gosden said “This shows that Gloucestershire Police are committed to tackling the issue of burglary in Cheltenham. “Officers have worked tirelessly to find those responsible and bring them to justice and it sends a clear message to those thinking of carrying out these types of crimes that we will find you and prosecute you.
“We should remind residents that this time of year is appealing to would-be thieves and we urge everyone not to make themselves an easy target. Crime prevention advice can be found on our website.”
A similar scheme in Gloucester, Operation Switch, has seen a drop of around 30 per cent of dwelling burglaries in the city when compared with last year. For crime prevention advice, go to www.gloucestershire.police.uk.