Two women arrested after burglaries (Downend)

Posted on Monday 22nd February 2010 at 11:00 pm by SH (Editor)

South Gloucestershire police are appealing for people living in Downend to check their property after five burglaries in the area on Friday February 19 2010.

The break-ins all happened between 7.30 and 9.30pm within half a mile of Badminton Road, Downend.

DC Jason Hulbert said: “The thieves were simply letting themselves in through unlocked front doors even though the householders were in. Three residents challenged them and they gave various excuses and made off empty-handed.

“I’d like to thank the householders who called us about these incidents. We recovered a laptop, a handbag and bank cards which had been stolen from two other homes without the residents realising until we contacted them on Friday night.

“If anyone else was visited by two women in the Downend area on Friday night they should contact Staple Hill Police Station on 0845 456 7000.”

South Gloucestershire officers responding to a report of a householder disturbing two women in their home arrested two women nearby within five minutes of the call.

Two women aged 18 and 24, both from Yate, are due to appear before Northavon Magistrates today, Monday February 22 2010, charged with five counts of burglary.

Source: Avon and Somerset Police

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