Police raid city homes in anti-burglary operation


A woman was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods after police executed three warrants at homes across Milton Keynes.

As part of Operation Darknight, police raided Conniburrow Boulevard, Conniburrow, North Tenth Street, in central Milton Keynes, and in Western Road, Bletchley.

The 44-year-old was arrested at the Conniburrow address. Two vehicles have also been seized there – a VW Caddy Van and a Transit Van – which are suspected to have been used in crimes.

At the same address, officers also seized a large amount of property suspected to be stolen, including power tools, golf clubs, electrical heaters and other electrical devices.

Det Insp Matt Darnell, who leads on Operation Darknight and is based at Milton Keynes Local CID, said: “This was a successful first phase of Operation Darknight which we believe is helping to take stolen property away from those handling it.

“You do not have to have stolen the property to be committing a crime when handling it.

“There are traditionally more opportunist burglaries in the area at this time of year, and over the past few years Operation Darknight has annually helped residents to take steps to prevent crime and deter burglars during the winter months.

“Officers will be patrolling neighbourhoods and burglary hot-spot areas identifying houses that may be at greater risk of burglary.

“Today’s raids will send a message to criminals in Milton Keynes that we are actively looking for them and clamping down, and residents will be doing their bit too stop criminals targeting their homes.”