Pair charged after spate of scrap metal thefts

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Birmingham pair charged after spate of scrap metal thefts in area
Birmingham pair charged after spate of scrap metal thefts in area

Two men from Birmingham have been charged with scrap metal theft offences in the southwest.

Officers arrested the pair on June 11 after being alerted to a scrap metal theft in progress in Broad Town.

A vehicle containing scrap metal was seized as part of police enquiries and this linked the two to a separate theft of scrap metal in Chippenham that took place on May 10.

Florin Toma, 42, of Queens Head Road and Adrian Stoicescu, 28, of Whitehall Road, both Birmingham-based, have both been charged with two counts of theft and are due to appear at Swindon Magistrates' Court on August 2.

Sgt Stephanie Young said: “We would always encourage members of the public to report suspicious activity they may see in their neighbourhood so we can take action quickly.”

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