Suspected burglar charged after police chase

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A man police believe is behind a series of burglaries, including some in Bedford, has been charged as part of an operation to target an organised crime group.

The Leighton Buzzard man in his 20s was charged with six counts of burglary, in connection to offences in Bedford, Biggleswade, Luton and Stotfold.

Different teams across Bedfordshire Police acted on information from the community, and after being chased by officers on foot in Stotfold, he was arrested on 2 December.

It’s believed he’s connected to a group suspected of being involved in a series of offences.

Detective Inspector Ali Whitworth said: “Burglary can have a devastating and long-lasting impact on victims, who understandably can be hugely traumatised by someone intruding into their home.

“We want to deal with these issues proactively and target those perpetrating this misery.

“This has been a major collective effort involving our intelligence, community and roads policing teams as well as our dedicated burglary squad, and I want to thank everyone involved.

“The number of burglaries is down here in Bedfordshire and our Operation Maze team has had a number of success stories recently, including charging someone with 33 offences.

“This is work we will continue – so please keep helping us by reporting any information or suspicions.”

Anyone with any information can report it at the Bedfordshire Police website.

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