Burglary op results in boy, 15, charged with receiving stolen goods

Burglary: Stock image

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Bedfordshire Police is celebrating some positive results from the force’s new dedicated burglary initiative, Operation Fidelity, following a bumper week for the project.

On Tuesday (January 26) a 15-year-old from Leighton Buzzard was arrested and later charged with six counts of receiving stolen goods. The items were linked to burglaries in Leighton Buzzard.

The teen was detained pending a court appearance.

The initiative has also seen arrests in Kempston, Bedford, Biggleswade, Arlesey and Stewartby.

Det Insp Duncan Young, of the force intelligence department and Operation Fidelity, said: “Results like these are becoming increasingly more common since we began our innovative new approach to tackling burglary, while our instances of this type of crime continue to drop year on year.

“What’s key in some of our recent activity is that we are getting information reported to us by residents and partner agencies, demonstrating a more effective way of working with others to protect the public.

“We are more committed than ever to disrupting criminal behaviour, and would like to reassure the community that we are taking action and do not tolerate burglary in Bedfordshire.”

Burglary in Bedfordshire is currently down by 23 per cent in the year to date compared with the same period last year.

Back in October the LBO reported how Beds Police had stepped up patrols in Leighton Buzzard following a spike in domestic break-ins