South Yorkshire Police crack down on metal thefts
- 17 November 2011
- From the section Sheffield & South Yorkshire
Over £25,000 worth of stolen metal has been recovered by South Yorkshire Police in a five-day crackdown.
The force, which is targeting Rotherham, said it had made more than 20 arrests during its intelligence-based operation.
Across South Yorkshire metal thefts have doubled since January, to over 500 reported thefts a month.
In October police figures showed the number of metal thefts reported in Sheffield was up by 72% in five years.