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Operation Rebate: Two men arrested in Yateley

Press release   •   Oct 04, 2018 12:56 BST

Two men have been arrested as part of Operation Rebate, Hampshire Constabulary’s ongoing campaign targeting rural thefts and non-dwelling burglaries in the Hart area.

Officers were patrolling in Yateley just after midnight this morning (Thursday 4 October) when they saw two men run from a lorry parked off Vigo Lane.

The lorry had a broken driver’s side window and was suspected stolen. It contained a mini digger, also suspected stolen.

A 20-year-old man from Yateley was arrested close to the scene on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle and theft – other – including theft by finding.

Following enquiries, officers also arrested a 33-year-old man from Yateley on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle.

Both men are currently in police custody.

If you have any information, please contact us on 101, quoting reference number 44180373127.

In an emergency, call 999.