Five arrests in raids by police probing 30 burglaries

Five men have been arrested by police investigating 30 burglaries in which £250,000 of property was stolen.

The suspects, aged 31, 29, 27, 26 and 22, are being held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit the burglaries in Hampshire, Sussex and Dorset last year.

They were arrested after raids at six properties in Southampton, Ringwood and Dorset earlier.

Three Southampton men, aged 31, 22 and 30, are already awaiting trial for conspiracy to commit burglary.

Hampshire Constabulary's Major Investigation Team said high value electrical goods and cigarettes were stolen in the burglaries between May and October.

The six warrants were executed at properties in Woodcote Road, Tatwin Crescent, Witts Hill and Vine Road in Southampton.

Properties in Southampton Road, Ringwood, and Fitzpain Road, West Parley, Ferndown, were also targeted by police.

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