Bromley officers commended after busting burglary network
PUBLISHED: 10:53 12 February 2013 | UPDATED: 12:00 12 February 2013
Officers from Bromley's CID crime squad have been commended for their efforts in catching a criminal network connected with 200 burglaries.
At a special ceremony in Hendon, Met Police service assistant commissioner Simon Byrne lauded their “determination, professionalism and outstanding investigation skills”.
The operation resulted in eight offenders pleading guilty of conspiracy to commit burglary, receiving a combined 25 years in prison for the crimes across Bromley and Croydon.
Burglaries were often committed in resedential homes where high value motor vehicles were stolen and later used to commit further burglaries at commercial properties.
The squad is made up of DI Jerry Troon, DS Stuart Roberts, DC Iain Graves, DC James Stokes, DC Kimberly Krauhaus and DC Alan Biggs.
Det Ch Insp Andy Furphy, from Bromley police, said: “I am very proud of the achievements Bromley’s CID crime squad in dismantling these criminal networks.
“It is a privilege to be leading the team serving the communities of Bromley with such determination and professionalism.”