Police arrest two over car-key raid

December 22 2017

TWO men were arrested in connection with a burglary in Speedwell in which a car, laptop and games console were stolen.

 

TWO men were arrested in connection with a burglary in Speedwell in which a car, laptop and games console were stolen.

It happened between midnight and 11am on Sunday December 10 at a house near the City of Bristol College Soundwell Centre. Thieves forced the back door while the householders slept, stealing the car keys in order to take the vehicle. 

Officers have carried out house to house enquiries and Neighbourhood Watch members have been alerted.

The suspects were arrested in Staple Hill at about 10pm on Tuesday December 12. One was arrested on suspicion of the burglary and the other on suspicion of theft of a motor vehicle. Officers recovered the stolen car from Staple Hill.

Temporary Neighbourhood Inspector Steve Davey said: "Neighbourhood PC Wayne Hick and I recently attended a community meeting to discuss residents’ concerns about burglary. We answered people’s questions and offered crime prevention advice. At the meeting I said we were carrying out patrols of burglary hotspots and gathering intelligence in order to target suspects. The Volunteer Police Cadets have also been patrolling the area knocking on doors to raise awareness of the issue. I hope the community is reassured by the action we’re taking."

If you see anyone acting suspiciously around a neighbour’s property, call the police straight away. It’s 999 if a crime is in progress, otherwise ring 101.