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Two arrested after police respond to reports of burglary in progress at house in Calverton

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Two teenagers have been arrested on suspicion of burglary after officers responded quickly to reports of a break in at a house in Calverton.

Officers received a report of a burglary in progress in Main Street after the victim was alerted to his CCTV camera being triggered and saw two suspects breaking into his property.

Officers arrived on scene within minutes and arrested two boys, aged 14 and 15, on suspicion of burglary.

The burglary was reported shortly before 6.15pm on Tuesday (August 18, 2020).

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Neighbourhood Policing Inspector Chris Pearson said: “Tackling and reducing burglary remains a priority for us within the Gedling borough and across the whole force area.

Inspector Chris Pearson
FALLING: Inspector Chris Pearson said that there has been a decrease in burglary across the borough (IMAGE: Notts Police)

“Burglary is an invasive crime which aside from financial loss causes significant upset to victims. People should always feel safe in their homes and therefore we remain committed to tackling this crime and bringing burglary offenders to justice.

“In terms of burglary, in the Gedling borough, this July has seen around 16 less offences than July 2019 which is around a 40 per cent decrease in reported offending.

“Whilst the Coronavirus outbreak has undoubtedly impacted on crime levels there is also a huge amount of work that has gone into policing hotspot areas and targeting those who we know commit offences in the Gedling borough so the reduction we’ve seen in reported burglaries are encouraging.”

“The two suspects arrested in connection with the reported house burglary in Main Street were subsequently released on bail.

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