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Man arrested and plant equipment recovered after major operation in Belfast


North Belfast District Support Team with the assistance of officers from Air Support Unit, Tactical Support Group, Armed Response and Dog Section, have arrested a man and recovered stolen plant equipment following a search on the Crumlin Road on Tuesday 21 September.



Sergeant Grant Behan said:


“The search was conducted at commercial premises on Tuesday afternoon as part of an investigation into the theft of a telehandler forklift which was reported stolen from a property in the Glenarm area in April 2020.


“The telehandler was recovered along with an electric stun gun device and a 47 year old was subsequently arrested on suspicion of handling stolen goods and for possession of a prohibited weapon. He currently remains in police custody assisting us with our enquiries.



“I am very pleased to have been able to recover this high value item after a long and exhaustive investigation and I would ask anyone with information about any criminal activity to report it to police so we can continue target criminals. The number to call is 101 or 999 in an emergency, or you can submit a report online using our non-emergency reporting form via http://www.psni.police.uk/makeareport/. You can also contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111 or online at http://crimestoppers-uk.org/.”