Two men in custody following report of burglary in Swindon
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Teamwork by officers in Swindon led to the swift arrest of two individuals following a report of a burglary yesterday (5/10).
At approximately 3.45pm, we received a report of a burglary at an address in the Queensfield area involving suspected rogue traders who were reported to have made off with cash from a bedroom.
A description of the individuals and the vehicle they were driving was given to call handlers which was passed to officers in the area. Combined efforts by response officers, force operations and our burglary unit led to two men being arrested on suspicion of burglary.
The males – aged 17 and 38 – from Ireland, remain in custody at Gablecross for questioning.
Insp Rich Fay said: “Firstly, I’d like to thank the member of the public who initially reported this incident to us which enabled officers to act quickly and efficiently, and locate two individuals.
“Burglary is a priority for us, and we know the significant impact incidents of this nature can have on victims. We are fully committed to identifying those committing this type of crime.
“We would urge residents to talk to their elderly or vulnerable relatives or neighbours about rogue traders who will often use high-pressure, forceful sales techniques to take advantage of residents, often selling a service that isn’t needed or wanted. Please be vigilant and report your concerns to police immediately.”
Anyone with further information should call 101 and quote crime reference number 54230105793. Alternatively, call CrimeStoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.