Four arrested on suspicion of theft

Alert message sent 25/10/2020 09:49:00

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Four people remain in custody this morning (25/10) following arrests made by officers after stopping a suspicious car in Swindon. 

At approximately 4.45pm yesterday (24/10), officers in an unmarked police car became suspicious of a BMW, with four occupants, driving along the Great Western Way.   The car was pulled over at the Apple Green Service Station, near the Cockleberry Roundabout.  A large amount of stolen clothing and other household goods was discovered in the vehicle, believed to have been taken from a store in Hampshire.  

Three men aged 21, 27 and 34-years-old and a 31-year-old woman - all from Newbury - were arrested on suspicion of theft and taken into custody at Gablecross Police Station. 

Further evidence in the car showed that they were planning on heading to a store in Swindon to possibly steal more items. 

Insp Louis McCoy said: "This was a good piece of policing and observation by the officers around the suspicious behaviour of the suspects which caused them to be stopped in their vehicle. 
"It is believed that they have committed offences in another force area and owing to our actions, we have prevented further offences.”
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