Six arrested in one night of thieving

SIX people have been arrested after a string of break-ins in part of Halifax.

Police were called to three homes and a vehicle hit by thieves in Illingworth and Mixenden between 10pm and midnight on Thursday.

Detectives are linking all the incidents and expect more arrests to follow.

They do not believe the have any relation to the riots and looting in other parts of the country earlier this week.

Gold chains were taken from around the neck of a man after thieves with a knife burst into his house in Mixenden Road at 10.45pm.

Between 10.30pm and 11.26pm, jewellery, a mobile phone and a laptop were stolen from a house in Turner Avenue South.

At around the same time, a man and a woman went into a house in Myrtle Avenue and threatened to cause damage unless money was handed over.

And a satnav was stolen from a taxi after a group of people surrounded the car while the driver was working in Furness Drive.

Detective Inspector Ashley Hewitt said his team believe many of the people involved knew each other.

“We are appealing for any one who has information about these incidents to get in touch,” he added.

Anyone who can help the police with their investigation should call Calderdale CID on 01422 337085 or 0845 6060606.

Alternatively, information can be passed on anonymously by ringing CrimeStoppers on 0800 55511.