A dedicated operation tackling burglaries across Sheffield has seen four individuals charged this week with offences.
Formed in early January, detectives are dedicated to investigating burglaries committed in Sheffield, identifying suspects and making arrests.
Since its launch, the initiative has resulted in over 30 people being arrested and interviewed in connection with over 50 offences including reported burglaries, robberies and drugs offences.
In the last week, four suspects have been charged with offences and remanded to appear before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court.
Liam Taffinder, 37, from the Burngreave area, was charged with two counts of burglary and one count of fraud. He appeared before court today (Friday 1 February) and was remanded to appear before Sheffield Crown Court at a later date.
Carl Lazenby, 42, of the Darnall area, was charged with three counts of burglary and remanded to appear before magistrates on Wednesday 30 January. He has been remanded to appear before Sheffield Crown Court.
Elvis Iordan, 30, of no fixed abode, was also charged with burglary and remanded. He will next appear before the courts on a date to be agreed.
A 37-year-old woman, Lisa King, from the Darnall area, was charged with one count of burglary and one count of distraction burglary. She appeared before Sheffield Magistrates’ Court on Monday 28 January and was remanded in custody.
The charges relate to alleged burglary offences committed in Sheffield in the last two months.
Temporary Detective Sergeant Jim Dyson said: “Our detectives understand how significant an impact burglary can have on its victims. It is an intrusive and deeply upsetting crime.
“We are working tirelessly alongside partner agencies to investigate these crimes and reduce burglaries in our city.
“We are absolutely committed to identifying individuals we believe to be involved in this type of criminality and I’d urge the public to contact police if they have any concerns or information about individuals suspected of committing burglaries.”
You can report information to the police via 101, or anonymously by calling Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.