Pair arrested after vehicle theft incident

Date published: 29 November 2023

Greater Manchester Police Traffic officers have made two arrests after they were alerted to a suspected stolen vehicle in the Greengate area, close to the border of Chadderton and Middleton.

With the help of officers from GMP Traffic, two men aged 22 and 19 were arrested at the scene on suspicion of theft of motor vehicle by means of burglary.

Inside the vehicle officers located a large number of tools believed to be linked to conducted snap lock burglaries - the items have been seized.

Detective Sergeant Matt Adshead, from GMP's Oldham Neighbourhood Team, said: "Each area in Greater Manchester is committed to attending every burglary report we receive to drive down this crime as part of #OpCastle.

"We will continue to work to bring those responsible to justice, but we need you help us to help you by following our simple crime prevention advice (below)."

Don’t give burglars a window of opportunity – close windows whilst you are out and always lock doors even when inside your home, or out of the house even if it’s just for a short time.

Keep valuables hidden from view inside your home.

Set an alarm when leaving the house or if you’re in bed.

Keep bins away from windows when they’re not being used as they can be used as a climbing aid for burglars.

Register your valuables on so property can be returned to its rightful owner if stolen.

For more crime prevention advice to keep yourself and your home safe – click this link

Anyone with information about crime in your area, get in touch with any GMP officer.

Details can be passed via GMP's LiveChat function at: or via the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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