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Police arrest ‘out of breath’ burglar in Woodthorpe


An out-of-breath burglar was quickly arrested in the early hours of this morning by officers following a report of a break in at a house in Woodthorpe.

It was reported three men entered the house in Hills Road and fled when the house alarm went off.

Officers were swiftly on the scene and located a 29-year-old man out of breath in Woodthorpe Drive after leaving the house. He was arrested on suspicion of burglary. 

Detective Constable Hannah Woods is leading the investigation. She said: “This was an excellent arrest by uniformed officers. They were on the scene within minutes and tracked down a man to make the arrest in connection with the incident. 

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“Officers were called at around 3am following a report of a burglary. It appears nothing was taken from the property. The man remains in custody for questioning as the force’s Burglary Team take the investigation forward. 

“Burglary is an incredibly upsetting crime and can be terrifying for victims, especially if it is also accompanied by violence.

“We take incidents such as this one extremely seriously and will continue to work hard to tackle burglary.”

Detectives are asking for anyone who witnessed the incident or saw anything suspicious around 3-3.30am this morning, or has any dashcam footage to please ring 101 quoting incident number 55 of 23 October 2020.

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