A HEAVY police presence has been operating on The Stour in Daventry following a robbery two weeks ago, in which a 61-year-old woman was held at knifepoint.
Last Friday and Saturday night an extra 40 officers were drafted in over the two evenings to provide reassurance patrols and to execute three search warrants all on The Stour, on the Grange estate.
A small amount of cannabis was seized together with several offensive weapons.
A 20-year-old local man was issued with a cannabis caution and accepted a referral for drug treatment.
All houses on The Stour were visited and residents either spoken to by officers, or left letters which included reassurance and an appeal for witnesses.
As a result of this a further warrant was obtained under the Misuse of Drugs Act at another house on The Stour.
An additional 10 officers and a drugs dog were deployed yesterday (Thursday) resulting in the arrest of three local people, two women in their 20s and a man aged 24.
A quantity of prohibited substances was seized, and all three were arrested on suspicion of being involved in the supply of Class B drugs. They remain in custody at Weston Favell Police Station.
Sergeant Sam Dobbs, of Daventry district safer community team, said: “We are grateful for the number of residents who have come forward to assist our investigations, clearly appalled by this incident.
“Fortunately incidents of this kind are extremely rare in Daventry, which remains a very safe place to live. A combination of crime investigation and community policing will ensure it stays that way.
“Once again I am appealing for the public’s help in identifying the offenders, who are described as white, around 5ft 10in tall and of medium build.
“They made their escape via the rear gardens of The Stour, just before midnight on Saturday, November 19.”