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Avon and Somerset Police: Suspected burglar arrested after police use stinger in pursuit Bristol

September 18, 2012, 5:01 pm

Police arrested one of the force’s most prolific burglars today in a pursuit where they used the stinger to stop the car in which he was trying to escape.

The 23-year-old man was arrested in South Gloucestershire on suspicion of attempted burglary and driving offences. This followed a pursuit by officers along the A38 in which the stinger was used by officers stop the car in which the suspect was travelling.

Two more of the force’s most prolific acquisitive criminals were also arrested today as part of Operation Relentless.

All three men, two of whom were sought by police in relation to outstanding offences, were taken into custody today (Tuesday) by officers on special Relentless Operations.

The second, a 35-year-old man who was wanted for burglary, was arrested while officers working on Operation Relentless were dealing with another burglary. The officers spotted the 35-year-old offender and arrested him on the spot.

A third prolific offender, also 23-years-old, was arrested when he was observed by officers breaching of his bail conditions.

Chief Inspector Paul Mogg said: “We want to send a strong message to burglars, thieves and any criminals who think they can blight our communities and evade us that we will relentlessly pursue you to put you before the courts and bring you to justice for your crimes.

“If you have committed a crime we are out on the ground, we know who you are and we will find you.”

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