04:30AM, Tuesday 10 April 2012
A Maidenhead man has been arrested in connection with a series of burglaries which have targeted gold in Asian households in Surrey.
Police said the 22-year-old was arrested on Thursday and is being held on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary. He has been released on bail until May 1.
The arrest follows a series of police raids in the Stanwell, Ashford and Shepperton areas of Surrey.
Surrey Police said the raids were part of their investigation into burglaries where gold and other valuable jewellery had been stolen from Asian households.
Inspector Derrick Laing said: "We are continuing to follow up a number of lines of enquiry but we also need the public to support our efforts and to act as our eyes and ears in the community.
"We recognise the value of creating and maintaining strong links with the community and local officers have been working closely with the Asian community to take positive action and raise awareness of the offences."
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Police raided addresses in Lillibrooke Crescent, Cox Green, and in Crown Lane, Farnham Royal, at about 7.15am.