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Two arrested in connection with Nuneaton housing development break-in

Coventry Editorial 1st Dec, 2023   0

TWO men were arrested in the early hours of this morning (December 1) after officers discovered several newly built Nuneaton houses had been broken into.

Officers in an unmarked car were patrolling the area following a series of recent break-ins at housing developments across Warwickshire, and they quickly identified a suspect vehicle.

They reported it driving at them as they attempted to stop it, and shortly after the officers received reports the car had been involved in a collision nearby and after fleeing the scene on foot the two men were arrested.

A 33-year-old man from Nuneaton and a 27-year-old man of no fixed abode were arrested on suspicion of burglary and going equipped.

Det Insp Chris Cook, from Nuneaton Serious and Organised Crime Team, said: “This arrest was thanks to proactive policing in response to an ongoing issue in the area.

“So if you are coming into the county to steal from new-build properties be warned, we have increased high-visibility and unmarked patrols looking for you.

“I’d also like to warn people that despite these being thefts from new builds they are still classed as residential burglaries and carry a maximum sentence of 14 years in prison.

“I’d appeal to builders and scrap metal dealers in the area to let us know if they have been offered any new boilers recently.”

Anyone with information should visit or call 101 or 999 if you believe a crime is in progress.

People can also call independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111 to report information anonymously.

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