Police praise public after three arrested for burglary

Posted on Tuesday 15th September 2009 at 9:24 pm by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire police have arrested three people for burglary acting on information from the public.

On the afternoon of Sunday September 13, 2009, two 15-year-old boys were arrested in Stoke Gifford by police who responded to a call about youths congregating in a lane.

Officers arrived to find someone had got into a house using a ladder from the garden and made a search, although nothing had been stolen.

Two youths were arrested nearby and have been bailed pending further enquiries.

In the early hours of Tuesday September 15 2009, patrolling officers were flagged down by a member of the public who reporting seeing a man acting suspiciously at the road works on the Abbey Wood roundabout.

Officers found that a portable building had been broken into and arrested a 23-year-old man at the scene, recovering a camera, memory stick and MP3 player.

A man remains in police custody in connection with the incident.

Neighbourhood Sergeant Clive Johnson said: “I’d like to thank these people for telling us of their suspicions. We do rely on the public being our eyes and ears and reporting any suspicious behaviour.

“Thankfully burglary levels in our area are low, but thieves will take any opportunity left for them.”

PS Johnson said that as well as locking doors and windows, householders should be careful to secure ladders and tools to prevent them being used by burglars to break in.

Source: Avon and Somerset Police

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