Arrests in investigation into series of ATM attacks Print
Written by Leicestershire Police   
Thursday, 11 January 2018 15:08

Issued on 11/1/18 at 1:49 p.m.

Six people have been arrested this morning (11 January) as part of the investigation into a series of ATM attacks across the East Midlands and neighbouring counties.

Enforcement activity took place at addresses in Markfield; Barlestone; and Walton-on-Trent in Swadlincote. Officers remain in the areas and are carrying out searches at the properties.

In the interests of officer and public safety, firearms officers were deployed to the incidents.

The people arrested are:

  • Two men, aged 27 and 35, both from Leicestershire, arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle between 15 May and 31 October 2017

  • Two women, aged 31 and 36, both from Leicestershire, arrested on suspicion of possessing criminal property

  • A 62-year-old man, from Derbyshire, has been arrested on suspicion of offences under the Proceeds of Crime Act

  • A 22-year-old man from Northamptonshire was arrested in the same county on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle between 15 May and 31 October 2017

They are all currently in police custody in Leicestershire being questioned by detectives in connection with the crimes.

Leading the investigation, Detective Chief Inspector Martin Smalley from the East midlands Special Operations Unit, said: “These latest arrests mark a significant development in the serious of attacks on ATMS that we had in the East Midlands – and wider – last year.

“There is a dedicated team of detectives investigating the incidents, with work very much continuing.

“Despite these further arrests, we are not complacent, and our message remains the same – please continue to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity as we remain committed to tackling these crimes.”

Last Updated ( Monday, 15 January 2018 10:55 )