Four people arrested following burglaries

Four people have been arrested over burglaries
Four people have been arrested over burglaries
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FOUR people have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle a string of homes.

Warrants were executed during raids at eight addresses in Southampton, Eastleigh and Hedge End yesterday morning.

Those arrested are men from Southampton aged 29, 36, 48 and 53. They are being questioned by police following burglaries in Bishop’s Waltham, Hambledon and West End.

On August 6, a group of men carried out an aggravated burglary in West End during which a retired couple were tied up and threatened

Jewellery, watches and firearms were taken.

During the early hours of September 3, a house in Bishop’s Waltham was broken into. China and antiques were stolen.

At about 2am on October 9, three men went into a house in Hambledon and tied up two women aged 90 and 27.

Antique jewellery and silver were targeted.

Det Supt Victoria Dennis said: ‘We are still appealing for witnesses and would urge anyone with information to contact us so that we can bring those responsible for these terrifying incidents to justice and recover stolen property.’

Call Hampshire Major Investigation Team on 101 quoting Operation Watch.