Two men arrested by dedicated burglary patrol in Bolton
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Two men have been arrested following an attempted burglary at a business on Gaskell Street in Bolton.
Officers from GMP's dedicated burglary patrol were alerted at around 9.30pm yesterday (27 September) to a report of a burglary.
Police attended and pursued the suspect as he was leaving the property.
Two men, aged 30 and 35, were later located and arrested on suspicion of burglary. They remain in police custody for questioning.
A Citroen Berlingo van was also recovered and several false number plates were located inside the vehicle.
DC Birchby, of GMP's burglary patrol, said: "We understand that burglary is one of the most intrusive crimes you can experience and we will not tolerate it in our communities.
"I hope these arrests send a strong message that for every burglary reported to ourselves, we are prepared to take robust action to fight this high impact crime and every report will be investigated - utilising a full range of assets from across the force including from our forensic teams to identify offenders where possible and deliver crime prevention advice as well as supporting victims that are affected by this type of criminality.
"While we have made an arrest, our enquiries are still very much on-going, and I'd like to urge anyone with information, including dashcam or CCTV footage from the area, to contact us on 0161 856 5757 or via the LiveChat function at www.gmp.police.uk quoting incident 3142-270921."
Top tips to prevent being burgled
- Put your burglar alarm on at night-time and when you go out
- Lock all windows and doors
- Use a timer to switch lights on to give the impression someone is at home
- Don’t leave valuables on show
- Make valuable items traceable. Photograph your property and register it free of charge at www.immobilise.com
- Keep an eye out in your neighbourhood, and report anything suspicious to police