South American men held in connection with Asian gold burglaries in Northamptonshire

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Three men have been arrested in connection with burglaries committed in the county where Asian jewellery was targeted.

The men are believed to be aged 39, 30 and 35, and of South American origin.

They are specifically being linked to an attempt burglary committed in the East Hunsbury area of Northampton last Monday and police inquiries are ongoing to investigate their involvement in other offences in the county where Asian gold was targeted.

The arrests were made in Leicestershire yesterday afternoon as a result of intelligence received, ANPR enquiries and joint-working with other forces.

Detectives investigating a string of burglaries targeting Asian families for gold arrested a 23-year-old man from Northampton last month.

He was arrested at the end of last month and charged with burglary and converting stolen property.

Speaking last month, DI Louise Fleckney, who is leading the investigation, said: “Investigations into these burglaries are continuing and we will follow all positive lines of inquiry to seek out the offenders and bring them before the courts. “

Asian men began patrolling the streets of Northampton last month following an alarming number of break-in across areas of the town.

Earlier in October a man from Leicestershire was arrested in connection with a burglary on September 8, in Hinton Road, Northampton, where a quantity of jewellery was stolen.

He is due to appear in court later this month.

Anyone with any information can call Northampton CID on 101 or, alternatively, information can be given anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.