Operation Big Wing sees 11 Bexley arrests
PUBLISHED: 13:58 25 October 2013 | UPDATED: 13:58 25 October 2013
Operation Big Wing saw 11 people arrested in Bexley on Wednesday, cracking down on thieves who target the public for their valuables.
Arrests were made for a range of offences, including suspicion of handling stolen goods, burglary and drug offences.
Quantities of drugs, stolen goods and cash were recovered during the raids.
More than 5,000 officers were out in force across London’s 32 boroughs, as part of sustained action by the Met to drive down personal theft offences and promote crime prevention awareness amongst the public.
Bexley borough commander Peter Ayling said: “My officers carried out a series of raids of criminals handling stolen property under Operation Big Wing.
“These people fuel burglary and robbery by offering the means to dispose of stolen property. That has now become much harder in Bexley following the arrests, the seizure of hundreds of suspected stolen mobile phones and the closure of several second hand outlets.
“The net will continue to tighten as we step up efforts to disrupt criminals and bring them to justice”.