Three arrested following burglary in Sutton Benger
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Three people have been arrested following a high value burglary in a village near Chippenham this week.
It is believed the incident happened at approximately 3.50am on April 21.
Two outbuildings at an address in Seagry Hill, Sutton Benger, were broken in to and six motocross bikes, multiple tools and an air rifle worth approximately £20,000 in total were stolen from inside.
At 8.30am yesterday morning, colleagues at Avon and Somerset Constabulary were alerted to a suspicious incident in the Brislington area of Bristol where three individuals were seen to be unloading six motocross bikes from the back of a van.
Two men aged 27 and 36, and a 15 year old boy, all from the Bristol area, were arrested in connection with the incident in Sutton Benger. One male and the juvenile have been released under investigation while enquiries continue. The second male remains in police custody in relation to a separate matter.
PC Ben Williams, from our Fortitude Team, said: “This was an example of excellent cross border working with colleagues in Avon and Somerset, which has led to the swift arrest of three individuals, and the return of all the items stolen during the burglary. The owners were devastated to find such valuable items had been stolen but were delighted that we were able to reunite them.
“Officers from our South Fortitude Team will continue to lead the investigation, working closely with their A&S counterparts to hopefully secure convictions.
“When items of this nature are stolen, they are often sold on through social media sites – offenders believe they can operate this way under the police radar but this is not the case and we will continue to target these individuals. We’d like to remind residents of the importance of being mindful when buying and selling bikes online. If you have concerns that prospective buyers and sellers are not genuine, please report the information to the police.”