Eight people were arrested on suspicion of committing burglary and drugs offences after 70 police officers executed a series of warrants across Kettering this morning (Tuesday).
Officers searched for suspected stolen property and other items as they simultaneously carried out raids at nine properties in the town.
A further property in Northampton was also searched.
The operation, coordinated by officers at Kettering police station, was designed to keep the pressure on those believed to be involved in criminality in the town.
Following the activity this morning, seven suspects were arrested on suspicion of committing burglaries across Kettering.
The seven suspects are: a 16-year-old boy from Kettering, 16-year-old boy from Northampton, two 17-year-old boys from Kettering, 18-year-old man from Kettering, 20-year-old man from Kettering and a 23—year-old man from Kettering.
A 46-year-old woman from Kettering was arrested on suspicion of drugs offences.
All eight suspects have been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
Detective Inspector Ali Farr, leading the investigation, said: “Burglary is a serious offence which has a significant, lasting impact on the victim. The Burglary Investigation Team work tirelessly to identify offenders and bring them to justice. We have arrested eight people, searched ten addresses and seized numerous items of property. This forms part of a wider ongoing investigation.”
Police Community Support Officers have been carrying out patrols in the area, distributing Crimestoppers information and gathering community intelligence.
Anyone with any further information concerning any crime can contact Northants Police on 101 or Crimestoppers on 0800 555555.