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Arrests made after hundreds of pounds of meat and laundry products were stolen from Calverton stores

Calverton beat teams carried out proactive arrest attempts at two nearby addresses.

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Police have made two arrests after hundreds of pounds worth of meat and laundry products were taken from two stores in Calverton during a series of thefts last month.

All but one of the thefts took place from the Co-op store in Collyer Road, with the store targeted twice in a couple of hours on February 19.

Another incident that same day also saw someone try to walk out of Sainsbury’s in St Wilfrids Square with a bag full of items, before fleeing empty-handed.

Attempts were made to arrest a man and a woman on Thursday morning (2 March) after they were linked to six separate shop thefts.

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After identifying two suspects, officers from the Gedling Operation Reacher and Calverton beat teams carried out proactive arrest attempts at two nearby addresses.

As a direct result of the operation, a 35-year-old woman and a 49-year-old man were both arrested on suspicion of shop theft.

Sergeant James Carrington, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Shop thefts like this are a blight on the community, cause real misery to local residents and can have a hugely negative impact on people’s livelihoods.

“This is clearly not okay, so we were pleased to be able to support our colleagues in the Arnold neighbourhood policing team in carrying out this arrest attempt.

“A lot of good work has been done by Calverton beat manager PC Abigail Green and her team to identify the suspects in this case and to try and crackdown on this type of offending in general in the Calverton area.

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“The community has a huge role to play in helping us tackle crime near where they live, so I’d ask anyone to report any information relating to offending to the police by calling 101, so that we can act on it.”

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