Two arrested in connection with burglary offences following vehicle stop
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Update, 6 October 10.20am
A 23-year-old man and a 22-year-old woman arrested in connection with a series of burglary offences have been released on bail.
Our investigations are continuing.
Original release, 5 October 3.28pm
Two people have been arrested on suspicion of a number of burglary offences after intelligence led to a pro-active vehicle stop this morning (5 October).
We received intelligence that a vehicle travelling in the north of the county in the early hours of this morning may be linked to dwelling burglary offences at homes in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire.
This vehicle was then located in the Gainsborough area, where specially trained officers used pre-emptive pursuit tactics using stingers to carry out a safe stop.
The vehicle was found to be operating under false licence plates, and was notified as off road. It has been seized by police.
A 23-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit dwelling burglaries in Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire where car keys were targeted, as well as going equipped. He remains in custody.
A 22-year-old woman has been arrested in suspicion of driving whilst unfit, going equipped and conspiracy to commit burglaries and remains in custody.
Today’s arrests are part of our ongoing commitment to treat dwelling burglaries as a key priority for the Force.
Detective Inspector Dave Harrop from Lincoln Criminal Investigation Department (CID), said: “Today’s arrests are a great example of the positive results our pro-active approach can have, and we now move into the next stage of our investigation for the cases in question.
"Dwelling burglaries are a priority area for the Force, and there are a number of ways we tackle the issue to keep our communities safe; this can include things you may hear about such as visiting the victim at their property and carrying out local house-to-house enquiries, as well as work continually taking place in the background such as intelligence which leads to traffic stops and subsequent arrests.”