Haul of suspected stolen clocks and games consoles found in Halliwell house
11:54am Friday 4th October 2013 in News
Officers discovered suspected stolen goods worth more than £1,000 when they raided the terraced property in Vincent Road last Thursday.
Amphetamine and a small amount of heroin was also found and a woman was arrested in connection with the discovery.
Inquiries are still ongoing to trace the owners of the items but police are confident the goods were stolen in recent burglaries.
Intelligence development officer PC Graeme Sharp said: “Officers checked the stolen property database which is taken from crime reports and found a number of potential matches of the property from recent burglaries around the Heaton and Halliwell areas.
“This is a fantastic result for the police and allows us the chance to get some potentially stolen property back to its rightful owners.”
Police are appealing for help in finding the owners of a number of clocks, which officers believe may have sentimental value to someone.
PC Sharp added: “A 46-year-old male occupant of the property was arrested on suspicion of a number of burglaries and questioned.
“The 33-year-old female originally arrested for the drugs offences was also arrested and questioned about the burglaries.”
The two have been bailed pending further inquiries.
Officers are urging people to mark property with UV pens, costing about £1 from stationery shops, with postcode and house number — which should be done every 12 months to prevent fading — and take photographs of valuables.
Police check recovered property with a UV light to help locate the rightful owner.
PC Sharp said: “The aim is to prevent crime but should the worst ever happen we are dedicated to recovering people’s personal possessions.”
Anyone with information is asked to ring police on 101.
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