A man has been arrested in connection with a spate of garden centre raids in Calderdale, Kirklees and Bradford.
Between May 27 2019 and June 4 2019 Calderdale Police received reports of four garden centre burglaries with a further three reports of garden centre burglaries occurring in the Bradford and Kirklees Districts where thousands of pounds worth of plants, flowers and ornaments were stolen.
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On June 23 2019 officers from Calderdale Team 2 Neighbourhood Policing Team were on mobile patrol when they sighted a suspicious van parked up and unattended.
The van was subsequently seized by officers and searched.
Within the rear of the van was a large number of stolen items connected to the garden centre.
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Following the discovery of the stolen property a 29-year-old man from the Halifax area was arrested on suspicion of burglary and handling stolen goods. He was interviewed and released pending further enquiries.
A number of the stolen items have been returned to their rightful owners with further enquiries ongoing.
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