Police have arrested two suspects following more than a dozen break ins at a Homebase store in Arnold over the last three months – and more than £16,000 of goods have been stolen.
A man and woman are now in police custody following reports of plant theft early this morning from the store on Mansfield Road in Daybrook
They were arrested following reports of potential intruders at the store in the early hours of this morning.
A police spokesman said:” The Gedling Specials Pro-active Team received a 999 call in the early hours of this morning (June 15 ) and officers were quickly dispatched.
“A 36-year-old female and a 61-year-old male was detained near to the scene and subsequently arrested on suspicion of burglary.
“A number of plants and flowers were recovered from the location and further items recovered from a nearby address.
They added: “Both currently remain in police custody where they are expected to be interviewed in relation to the incident later today.”
Gedling Neighbourhood Inspector Chris Pearson, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “There has been a series of reported burglaries at the Homebase store in Arnold over the last twelve weeks, with an estimated £16,000 worth of goods stolen from the business during lockdown.
“Our officers acted incredibly quickly to make two arrests near the scene in connection with the latest report, the woman and man are now being questioned on 12 similar reports of burglary at the store in total.
“Burglary can have an incredible financial cost to businesses and, as a result, we work closely with local site security managers to ensure that we can respond quickly to reports as they are made to us.
“Thankfully, in this incident, we were able to arrive at the scene and prevent further items from being stolen.
“Our Specials Team in Gedling do a fantastic job and their hard work in the community does not go unnoticed. We will now work closely with Homebase to take steps to protect their business from further criminal activity.
“If you spot something suspicious or are a victim of burglary, contact Nottinghamshire Police on 101. In an emergency, you should always dial 999.”