Boy, 10, arrested in dawn police raid

By Chris Smith Thursday 05 December 2013 Updated: 06/12 11:35

A TEN-year-old has been arrested during a dawn raid by police probing the theft of £400,000 worth of Apple gadgets.

The boy and a 37-year-old man were arrested after officers forced their way into a home on Milverton Road in Wood End on Wednesday.

Computer equipment, phones, clothing and a substance believed to be drugs were seized from the address.

It was raided as part of an investigation into numerous shop and pub robberies in Coventry and a commercial burglary in Leicester from where the iPads, iPods and iPhones were taken during two raids in October.

The man was arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to commit burglary and the boy on suspicion of being involved in a break-in and a house on Lapworth Road in Wood End on September 9.

It comes after seven homes in Wood End and Henley Green were raided on November 20 as part of the joint operation by West Midlands and Leicestershire Police operation.

Detective Inspector Nick Dale, said: "We want the community to sit up and take notice of our efforts to tackle organised crime law-abiding citizens can rest assured we're taking strong action against suspects, whilst criminals should be asking themselves 'am I next?'."

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