Man arrested as part of Operation Hawk crackdown on travelling criminals (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Redcar man arrested in Scarborough area in connection with Hutton Rudby burglary
NORTH Yorkshire Police have arrested a man on suspicion of being involved in a burglary, as they crack down on people travelling to the county to commit crime.
The man from Redcar, east Cleveland, was arrested by officers on patrol in Scarborough as part of Operation Hawk, an ongoing campaign to tackle rural and cross-border crime.
The 40-year-old was travelling in a car along the A171 Whitby to Scarborough road at 11.55pm on Friday (October 11) when officers stopped him at Burniston.
He was wanted in connection with a recent burglary at a house in Hutton Rudby, near Stokesley, sometime between September 6 and 22.
Jewellery and electrical goods were stolen and a people carrier was also taken from the property after the keys were found in the house.
He was taken into custody for questioning.
Assistant Chief Constable Paul Kennedy, who is leading Operation Hawk said: “While this investigation remains very much ongoing, I want to thank and praise the outstanding team work which resulted in the arrest of a suspect.
“It sends out a reassuring message to residents, particularly those in our more remote and rural areas, that North Yorkshire Police are working hard to keep them safe and secure.
“It is also a stark warning to travelling criminals that they are in for a rough ride if they venture into North Yorkshire.”
Anyone with information that could assist the investigation should contact North Yorkshire Police on 101 and ask for Jason Roper. Or email; email@example.com
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