Arrests after police stop transit van in Worksop in crime crackdown
Date of alert:
Saturday, 14 May 2022
Suspects were arrested after police stopped a transit van in Worksop during a crackdown on crime in Bassetlaw.
The operation targeting rural crime saw teams of officers spend Thursday, May 12 out on patrol in the district.
Officers spotted a transit van travelling on Potter Street, Worksop, thought to be involved in van thefts from across the county.
On closer inspection of the vehicle, officers found around 100 skeleton keys, an angle grinder and three cut-off catalytic converters.
Two men aged 16 and 20, were arrested at the scene on suspicion of going equipped for theft of a motor vehicle. They remain in custody as enquiries continue.
Later, acting on intelligence gathered by teams in both Nottinghamshire and South Yorkshire, officers arrested two men in connection with the theft of two transit vans.
The night also saw three traffic offence reports being issued, including stopping a driver without a licence using a vehicle thought to be linked to crimes across the district.