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Suspect in custody following burglary appeal - Yeovil

Added on 03 January 2018 at 11:07

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A man's in our cells today, Wednesday 3 January, on suspicion of a burglary in Stoford last month.

The suspect was arrested on Tuesday 2 January.

The break-in happened between Thursday 7 to Saturday 9 December 2017 and was discovered when the householders returned home on Sunday 10 December. Bank cards stolen in the burglary were used on 9 December in Wiltshire.

Image shows the view through a cell door
A police cell

The arrest comes after we issued a CCTV image in an appeal for information on Thursday 28 December as part of our investigation.

We’re very grateful to everyone who shared the appeal or came forward with information.

Our enquiries continue and anyone with any information which could help can get in touch online or by calling 101, quoting reference 5217282361.

We'd ask everyone to help to keep their neighbourhood safe by reporting suspicious incidents. 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.

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
  • 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 windows

More home security information, including details of joining Neighbourhood Watch