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A further two people have today been arrested following a spate of burglaries in rural communities in Gwynedd.
It comes after three arrests were made on Wednesday, February 22nd following a number of warrants that took place in the Shropshire and West Midlands areas as part of Operation Calafat.
North Wales Police’s Serious Organised Crime Unit and West Mercia Police arrested two men this morning in the West Midlands area on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary.
They are both being held in Telford custody, where they will be questioned by police.
Operation Calafat comes following reports of high value agricultural machinery and quad bikes thefts in rural areas including Tywyn, Dolgellau and Bala in November last year.
The three people arrested last week have since been released on bail pending further enquiries.
Detective Inspector Richard Sidney said: “Our investigation into these agricultural thefts continues and we are committed to pursue those who cause the most harm and financial impact in rural communities.”
Anyone who suspects any unusual or suspicious behaviour in their area should report it to us as soon as possible on 101, or via the website.