Bromley officers make six arrests as Operation Big Wing targets phone thieves

PUBLISHED: 11:05 23 May 2013 | UPDATED: 11:14 23 May 2013

Arrests were made in St Paul's Cray after a raid at this barber's shop.

Arrests were made in St Paul's Cray after a raid at this barber's shop.


Bromley officers have made six arrests today as part of a London wide operation targetting phone thieves.

A person was arrested in Bromley Common this morning as part of Operation Big Wing, after Class A and B drugs were found at the resedential address - as well as 80 stolen mobile phones.

Another arrest was made in St Paul’s Cray after stolen mobile phones were recovered during a raid at a barber’s shop.

Six others were arrested for a variety of offences, including possession of Class A drugs and theft of a Suzuki motorcycle which was recovered in Mottingham.

A total of eight warrants have been carried out so far by officers targetting gangs who steal phones.

Bromley Police are joined by specialist colleagues to carry out arrests, search warrants, high visibility patrols and a range of other activities as part of the latest Big Wing operation.

Det Ch Insp Andy Furphy said: “Today’s operation is about showing residents that the Metropolitan Police Service has heard their concerns and are committed to taking preventative and disruptive action to stop criminal activity and make their communities safer.

“Officers from every part of the MPS have been mobilised and are out and about on your streets today, tackling the crimes that affect your neighbourhood such as mobile phone crime, burglary and robbery.

“We are here to serve the public, and we hope today’s activity will serve as a warning to those intent on breaking the law and engaging in criminal activity that we will be out there stopping you and putting you before the courts.”

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