Gallery of goods goes on show

This antique wooden clock was also retrieved during the police sting in Heanor.
This antique wooden clock was also retrieved during the police sting in Heanor.
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Owners of a haul of suspected stolen goods are being asked to come forward and reclaim them – after police discovered the items around Heanor.

Four people were arrested and more than 100 items of suspected loot was seized during a series of warrants carried out in the town on Tuesday, November 5.

DC Gavin Hooton holds one of the hedge strimmers found during police raids on houses in Heanor, believed to have been stolen.

DC Gavin Hooton holds one of the hedge strimmers found during police raids on houses in Heanor, believed to have been stolen.

Now detectives have released images of the goods –in a bid to see the items reunited with their owners.

DC Gavin Hooton of Amber Valley Volume Crime Scene, said: “We think some of the property could have been taken from people’s homes while the tools and garden equipment may have been stolen from vans, garages or sheds.

“They could belong to people from across the Amber Valley area.

“If you recognise any of the items as yours, please get in touch by calling us on 101.”

The owners of this suspected stolen trial bike are being asked to come forward and claim it, by calling police on 101.

The owners of this suspected stolen trial bike are being asked to come forward and claim it, by calling police on 101.

Three men aged 80, 46 and 44 were arrested from three different Heanor addresses on suspicion of handling stolen goods. A 27-year-old woman has been arrested on suspicion of burglary. All have been released on bail while the inquiry continues.

One of the addresses police raided was at Sunningdale Avenue in Marlpool.

Intelligence officer for Amber Valley DC Fran Townsend, thanked the public for tip-offs which led to the raids.

She said: “We’re really grateful to the public for helping us to target crime and suspicious activity, it is our local residents who are our eyes and ears.”

Insp Graham Lamin holds a motorbike helmet discovered during the police sting.

Insp Graham Lamin holds a motorbike helmet discovered during the police sting.

A gallery of the goods is on the force website www.derbyshire.police.uk