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Police raid houses as part of Operation Scorpion
11:16am Thursday 4th October 2012 in News
Officers raided the homes of known criminals in Borehamwood this morning.
The detectives from Borehamwood Police Station, in Elstree Way, stormed the properties of the ten most wanted burglars in the area as part of Operation Scorpion.
Borehamwood Times reporter Anna Slater joined police on the dawn raids who were also armed with drug warrants.
Detectives first uncovered a small cannabis lab in a house in Hartforde Road, Borehamwood but the 20-year-old man was not home.
Next the officers swooped into a flat in Exeter House, Stratfield Road, where their 20-year-old target once fled police custody whilst handcuffed in the back of a patrol car.
The culprit, who was awoken by officers prising the door open with a crowbar, was cautioned after he was found to be in possession of a small amount of cannabis.
An 18-year-old suspect was at home with his little brother when police raided a property in Wandsford Park, but no arrests were made.
Out of the ten properties stormed this morning, two arrests were made at houses in Gateshead Road.
Detective Constable Ken Townsend said: “We will not tolerate burglars or drug dealers.
“Some of the people we targeted today were wanted for offences in Barnet so we want them to know there is no safe place to hide.
“Today has sent a great message across and I think it has been a great success.”
Police Constable Dean Edwards added: “This is about causing as much disruption as possible to the people who are involved in crime. Most people were home so we have done really well.”