Tools recovered in Aylesbury and Milton Keynes

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Aylesbury Vale, Milton Keynes
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43180036066

A large number of tools have been recovered from containers as part of a Thames Valley Police investigation.

The tools were recovered at locations in Aylesbury on Friday (2/2) and Milton Keynes on Saturday (3/2).

Five people have been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods including one person who has also been arrested on suspicion of theft by finding.

Officers are working to reunite owners with their property.

Superintendent Tim Metcalfe, LPA commander for Aylesbury said: “The theft of tools is a serious and organised form of criminality that is on the increase. It impacts on the ability of honest tradespeople to work and, as a consequence, can undermine the reputation of individuals and businesses.

“The seizure of stolen tools over the weekend presents an opportunity to bring those responsible to justice and return the items to their rightful owners. This will be made significantly easier in cases where the tools have been marked.

“We believe that a yellow van may be connected to these incidents and ask storage container businesses and members of the public to remain vigilant. If you have any information please call 101 quoting reference 43180036066.”

There are a few simple security measures you can take to help reduce your risk of theft and increase the chance of being reunited with your belongings including property marking and registering your property for free on the national property register Immobilise. Visit our website for more information on how to keep your property safe:

 

Notes to Editors:

A 38-year-old man from Milton Keynes has been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods. He has been released on bail to appear at Milton Keynes police station on 2 March.

A 16-year-old boy from Luton has been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods. He has been released on bail to appear at Milton Keynes police station on 2 March.

A 20-year-old man from Milton Keynes has been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods. He has been released on bail to appear at Milton Keynes police station on 2 March.

A 23-year-old man from Milton Keynes has been arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods. He has been released on bail to appear at Milton Keynes police station on 2 March.

A 21-year-old man from Milton Keynes has been arrested on suspicion of theft by finding and handling stolen goods. He has been released on bail to appear at Milton Keynes police station on 2 March.

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