Trio arrested in connection with high value vehicle thefts investigation
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Three people have been arrested in connection with an investigation into the theft of high-value vehicles in West Sussex.
Officers acting on intelligence executed search warrants at a number of address in Littlehampton on Monday 20 December.
It comes after more than 20 Range Rovers and Land Rovers were reported stolen through keyless thefts from across West Sussex, predominantly in Arun and Worthing, over the last 18 months, suspected to be committed by the same group.
In December 2020, three men from Littlehampton aged 31, 27 and 33 were arrested in connection with the investigation. They remain released under investigation, pending further enquiries.
The following arrests were made on Monday 20 December:
A 36-year-old man from Littlehampton was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to steal motor vehicles and theft of a motor vehicle. He has been released on conditional bail until 10 January.
A 31-year-old man from Littlehampton was further arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to steal motor vehicles and eight counts of theft of a motor vehicle. He has been released on conditional bail until 18 January.
A 34-year-old woman from Littlehampton was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to steal motor vehicles, four counts of theft of a motor vehicle. She has been released under investigation.
Our investigation continues, and anyone with any information is urged to report it online or call 101, quoting Operation Value.
You can also contact the independent charity Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or report it online.