THREE men have been arrested after a three-day police operations which saw more than 20 stolen vehicles seized.
A police spokeswoman said a report had been received at 10pm last Thursday of a van being stolen from a property in Wombwell.
“The van was tracked to a site off Fullerton Road, where a number of vehicles were being stored,” she said.
“A three-day operation was launched by officers from Rotherham’s performance crime team that resulted in 22 stolen vehicles being identified.
“A further 20 engines and a lorry, suspected to be stolen, have also been located.”
A 32-year-old man from Leeds and a 26-year-old man from Wakefield were arrested at the scene on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle.
A 35-year-old man from Rotherham was arrested on suspicion of burglary.
All three have been released under investigation while enquiries are ongoing, the spokeswoman said.