West Bromwich man arrested after bogus removal firm take thousands of pounds worth of Bilston family's belongings

Police have arrested a 32-year-old man from West Bromwich on suspicion of theft after an investigation into bogus removal men who stole thousands of pounds worth of belongings from a Bilston family.

West Bromwich man arrested after bogus removal firm take thousands of pounds worth of Bilston family's belongings

Becky Szenk, 22, and fiancé Mark Higgins, 28, had their furniture, clothes, photographs and engagement gifts stolen by two men they had booked as removal men over Facebook.

The men loaded the family's possessions into a van at their former home in Mount Pleasant on September 25 and drove off.

On Friday police swooped to arrest a 36-year-old man. He has been bailed pending further inquiries.

Since the theft the family has received numerous donations of household items from well-wishers, while donations to a GoFundMe page stand at more than £4,500.

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