Skip navigation

Gloucestershire Business News

Five men arrested following numerous burglaries in Cheltenham and Cirencester

Officers investigating burglars targeting rural and border areas of the county made five arrests last week.

The five males, aged between 16 and 21, were arrested at addresses in Cheltenham and Gloucester on Wednesday (13 May) on suspicion of a number of burglaries in Gloucestershire and other parts of the country.

All five were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary.

They are believed to be linked to the theft of keys for high value cars in other parts of the country as well as aggravated burglaries of a Morrison's in Cheltenham and a takeaway in Cirencester, both in September 2019.

All five have been bailed with conditions not to associate with each other while the investigation progresses. They will return to police in June.

The arrests were made as part of an operation that started in September last year following a spate of burglaries in areas like the Cotswolds. Top end cars like Golf R's and a number of Audi and Mercedes models were stolen and then used to help commit break-ins at shops and homes.

An operation was set up to tackle the rising problem, which is part of a wider regional and national trend.

Related Articles

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Wednesday, August 12 Image

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The latest news from across Gloucestershire on Wednesday, August 12

The latest important news and updates from across Gloucestershire as the coronavirus crisis continues.

Spirax-Sarco beats projected performance Image

Spirax-Sarco beats projected performance

Sales and profits fell less than expected for Spirax-Sarco Engineering in the first six months of the year - but it has warned of tough end to 2020.

Gloucestershire unemployed benefits more than double in last year Image

Gloucestershire unemployed benefits more than double in last year

The number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits across Gloucestershire has more than doubled in the last year.

MP questions Police and Crime Commissioner's no-bid decision Image

MP questions Police and Crime Commissioner's no-bid decision

Gloucester MP Richard Graham has repeated his call for details on why Police and Crime Commissioner Martin Surl did not bid for a share of a £25million government fund.

Copyright 2020 Moose Partnership Ltd. All rights reserved. Reproduction of any content is strictly forbidden without prior permission.