Bromley Police make 13 arrests as part of London-wide crime crackdown
PUBLISHED: 10:30 24 October 2013 | UPDATED: 10:30 24 October 2013
A total of 13 arrests were made in Bromley as part of the London-wide crackdown on crime, Operation Big Wing.
Quantities of drugs, stolen goods and cash were recovered during raids - with two men arrested after running straight into officers while trying to escape from a store with a number of stolen phones.
Further arrests were made for robbery, burglary, drugs, assault, immigration offences and suspicion of handling stolen goods.
More than 5,000 officers were out in force across London’s 32 boroughs yesterday.
Det Ch Insp Andy Furphy, from Bromley Police, said: “Yesterday we arrested 13 suspected criminals, people who have been a blight on their local communities.
“A number of those offenders have been arrested as a result of intelligence and information provided by members of the public, acting as our ‘eyes and ears’ and I ask residents continue to provide information about crime and criminals in your area.
“If you know something please don’t hesitate. Tell us, we will listen and we will take action.”