THREE people charged with conspiracy to commit burglary have appeared in court.
Fifty-year-old Daryl Francis Kennedy, 56-year-old Antony Winston Bell and 57-year-old Rosemary Pollard are alleged to have been involved with more than 150 burglaries across Cheshire and Greater Manchester.
At West Cheshire Magistrates Court yesterday, the trio had their case sent to Chester Crown Court for a preliminary hearing on February 4.
Kennedy and Bell’s address was given as Mitchells Quay, Failsworth, and Pollard’s as Elvate Crescent, Cheetham Hill, both Manchester.
A fourth person has been arrested and bailed until March 12.
Officers in Cheshire have been investigating about 100 burglaries carried out in the last three months, just under a quarter of which occurred in Chester and surrounding areas between October and December last year.
Following a rise in burglaries across the Cheshire area, including in Tarvin, Guilden Sutton, Mickle Trafford, Kelsall, Cuddington, Winsford, Northwich, Wilmslow and Lymm, detectives linked the crimes and launched Operation Edendale, which led to the charges.
Police said in the majority of the burglaries, jewellery and cash were taken.