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Police carry out early morning raids in Drylaw

NECN Contributor1 23rd April 2015 Local News Comments Off on Police carry out early morning raids in Drylaw

Houses in Drylaw were raided this morning as part of operation RAC – an initiative targeting house breakers.

Around 40 officers were involved in the operation as they targeted three homes in the Wester Drylaw Drive area.

Officers were hoping to apprehend four males but none of them were at home when the officers attend shortly before 7am this morning.

The four wanted suspects were not at the addresses, but officers searched a white van after noticing “a strong smell of cannabis” coming from the vehicle.

Within the van, which had been left open, they found several golf drivers which were suspected to have been stolen.

The goods were seized by officers who will check them against a database of stolen property.

Police later revealed that one of the “target” suspects from this morning had handed himself in after “pressure was put on his associates”.

Superintendent Matt Richards, who is leading the crackdown, said four arrests had been made last night and ten people were arrested over the previous evening.

He said that an entire family which had been operating like a “mini crime group” had recently been apprehended after police found stolen property and Class A drugs in their home.

Supt Richards added : “These people are audacious – they don’t care about the individual whose house they are breaking into.”

Members of the public are being urged to be vigilant by securing their home and reporting any suspicious activity promptly.

 

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