Raids after £1m luxury watches and designer clothes stolen

Police have recovered more than £1million worth of goods, including designer clothes and luxury watches, following a series of burglaries in Cheshire. At around 7am on Friday June 17, officers from the Macclesfield Proactive Team, with the support of Greater Manchester Police, executed a warrant at an address on Shadowmoss Road in Wythenshawe.

A 33-year-old man and a 47-year-old woman have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to rob. They are both being held in police custody where they are being questioned by officers.

The arrests relate to an investigation into 11 burglaries which took place between March 18 and June 16 at homes in Prestbury and Over Peover. During the incidents, a number of high-value items were stolen, including designer watches and clothing.

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Detective Sergeant Angela Coppock, of the Macclesfield Proactive Team, said: ‘This morning’s warrant at Wythenshawe follows extensive investigations into a number of high value burglaries in the Prestbury and Over areas Peover.

“Lead by Macclesfield’s proactive team, the investigation is looking into 11 incidents where we believe over a million pounds worth of property was stolen. We have gathered evidence and intelligence behind the scenes and the thorough work has now led to the arrest of two people in Greater Manchester on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglaries.

“I hope that this morning’s arrest will reassure our communities, demonstrating that we are determined to do all we can to combat this type of crime. I also hope this serves as a warning to other offenders who are considering coming to Cheshire to commit a crime.

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