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Call about suspicious behaviour leads to burglary arrests - Filton

Added on 14 November 2017 at 11:55

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We'd like to thank a witness whose call about suspicious behaviour in Filton led to the arrest of two burglary suspects.

We were called to Mackie Road just before 2.50pm on Monday 13 November, after a witness reported two men behaving suspiciously around a house.

Officers searched the area, leading to the arrest of two men on suspicion of burglary by 3.12pm. The two men remain in police custody at the time of writing.

Image shows the view from the back of a police car

Neighbourhood Sergeant Steve Ives said: "We’re really grateful to the member of the public for taking the trouble to report their suspicions.

"Communities where people look out for one another really can help to keep neighbourhoods safe – that’s why Neighbourhood Watch works so well."

If you hear a suspicious noise – breaking glass, an alarm sounding or barking dogs – please check what’s happening, if you can do so safely.

If you see someone acting suspiciously around a neighbour’s property, call police straight away. If they’re obviously breaking in, ring 999. Otherwise, call the non-emergency number 101: operators are on hand 24/7.

Our enquiries continue, and if you have any information which could help, please get in touch online, or call 101, quoting reference 5217259886. Alternatively ring the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111. They never ask your name or trace your call.

To keep your own home secure officers advise:

  • locking up and setting the alarm, if you have one, at night as well as when you go out
  • making sure your door is locked by turning the key – some 'paddle and stub'-handled doors might seem to be locked by lifting the handle, but can still be opened from outside
  • never leaving the key in the lock or in sight of the letterbox
  • fitting a letterbox cage
  • keeping high value jewellery with a secure storage company and cash in the bank, not at home
  • fitting motion-sensing security lights around your property
  • keeping tools locked up in a secure shed or garage
  • making sure garden furniture and wheelie bins can’t be moved to gain access to upstairs window
  • joining Neighbourhood Watch

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