Kent Police burglary operation nets 222 arrests

An operation by Kent Police aimed at reducing burglaries has resulted in 222 arrests in its first three weeks.

Since the crackdown began, 126 people have been charged, 71 warrants were executed and 500 crimes detected, police said.

Among those held were three people arrested after a car chase. Police said £7,000 was recovered.

Operation Enforce 2 began on 4 July and will run until 26 August and involves patrols of burglary "hot spot" areas.

In the first week of the operation 83 people were arrested and a man was charged with a robbery in which jewellery worth £50,000 was stolen.

The operation follows the success of a recent enforcement operation on vehicle crime, which saw 365 arrests.

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