Arrest in Hollioake thief hunt
Adam Hollioake claims an arrest has been made following the theft of his late brother Ben's England cricket equipment during a break-in.
One-day international shirts, Test and ODI helmets as well as bats, boots and a county blazer were among the property stolen from the Hollioake family home in Perth on Tuesday.
Police recovered some of the equipment on Wednesday and Adam - who believes as much as three-quarters of the kit has now been located - reported further progress in the investigation on Thursday that could lead to the retrieval of the remaining items.
"A person has been arrested & a search warrant issued to potentially retrieve remaining kit," he wrote on his Twitter account.
Melbourne-born Ben, who died in a car crash in Perth at the age of 24 just over 10 years ago, won two Test caps and 20 in one-day internationals for England.
Former England captain Michael Vaughan, along with current internationals Kevin Pietersen and Stuart Broad, were among those to take to Twitter yesterday to lead calls for the recovery of the property.
And Adam pointed to the help of his Twitter followers as being crucial to the swift progress made in the investigation.
"You twits r legends!!! Kit turning up by the hour..probably 75% of it back now..No doubt in my mind that u guys instigated us gettin it back," he wrote.
Adam later indicated that those responsible for stealing his brother's belongings had sought to return them.
"Grateful to the robbers...at least when they realised sentimental value they made an effort to return stuff," he added on his Twitter account.