Two arrested following string of local burglaries 

Following investigations into a series of high-value burglaries in Prestbury and Over Peover police have made two arrests.

Officers from the Macclesfield Proactive Team, with support from Greater Manchester Police, executed a warrant at an address on Shadowmoss Road, Wythenshawe. where a 33-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman were arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to burgle.

The pair are both being held in custody for questioning in relation to 11 burglaries which took place between Friday 18 March and Thursday 16 June during which a number of high-value items were stolen, including watches and designer clothing.

Detective Sergeant Angela Coppock, of Macclesfield Proactive Team, said: “This morning’s warrant in Wythenshawe follows extensive enquiries regarding a number of high value burglaries across the Prestbury and Over Peover areas.

“Led by the Macclesfield Proactive Team, the investigation relates to 11 incidents where we believe more than one million pounds worth of property was stolen.

“We have been gathering evidence and intelligence behind the scenes and the extensive work has now led to two people from Greater Manchester being arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglaries.

“I hope that this morning’s arrest provide reassurance to our communities, demonstrating that we are committed to doing all we can to tackle this type of criminality.

“I also hope that it acts as a warning to other offenders who are thinking about coming to Cheshire to commit crime.”

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