Woman arrested after police discover treasure trove of stolen goods worth thousands

By Jamie Hill - 6 December 2019


A woman was arrested in Swindon this morning (6/12) after officers uncovered a grotto of suspected stolen goods.

Officers attended an address in Watercrook, Westlea, shortly after 7am following reports that stolen goods were being sold from the property.

A woman in her 40s was arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and is currently in custody at Gablecross. 

Inside the address, officers located a large number of items, all believed to be stolen.

Supt Phil Staynings said: “This was an excellent find by officers which has led to a really significant amount of suspected stolen goods being located and seized, and one woman arrested. Given the time of year officers and staff are on the front foot across Swindon and actively scanning social media for the sale of stolen property.

“Some of the items located today include household goods, clothing and electrical equipment – collectively the items are worth several thousand pounds. 

“It’s really important that if the public sees suspicious activity, especially via online selling sites such as Facebook Marketplace, that you report it to police so we can investigate and take action where appropriate.”

Call 101 to report any suspicious activity.

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