More than 20 stolen vehicles seized after police raids

By Michael Upton | 26/01/2018

More than 20 stolen vehicles seized after police raids

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.

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