Four men have been arrested in Wrexham on suspicion of conspiring to commit burglary.
A cross-border operation between North Wales and West Midlands Police led to a vehicle being stopped and men arrested in St George’s Crescent on Saturday.
It comes after a series of break-ins across the Black Country, and brings the total number of arrests to eight.
The men arrested in Wrexham , two aged 22, a 19-year-old and a 30-year-old have since been transferred to the West Midlands to be questioned.
This morning, North Wales chief constable Carl Foulkes congratulated his team.
He said on Twitter: “Fabulous joint work over the weekend by our officers and West Midlands colleagues to target those committing cross border crime, resulting in excellent proactive arrests.”
A North Wales Police spokesman said: “Four men were located in a vehicle in St George’s Crescent Wrexham at 4.15pm on Saturday and were arrested in on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary. They have been transferred to West Midlands.”
Detective Inspector Jim Mahon, from West Midlands Police said: “This is a significant development in our investigation into these despicable crimes, however I am still urging the community to remain vigilant in their neighbourhoods and to continue to look out for each other.
“We continue to work closely with our partners, particularly those in the health and social sector and trusted charities to raise their awareness, so that they can pass relevant information and advice on to elderly people they come into contact with on a day to day basis.
“A considerable number of the break ins have happened in the afternoon between 6pm and 9pm, and so if people have seen cars or individuals that are not usually in their street, are new to the area, or seem suspicious for any reason, then I’d continue to urge them to report those concerns to us as soon as possible.”
Four men arrested last Thursday have been released on bail pending further enquiries.
The four arrested on Saturday in Wrexham remain in custody awaiting questioning.