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Preston man arrested after two burglaries and a theft in Penwortham and Walton-Le-Dale

Posted on - 17th April, 2024 - 3:48pm | Author - | Posted in - Crime, Lancashire Police, Penwortham, Preston News, South Ribble News, Walton-le-Dale
Bellis Way in Walton-le-Dale was targeted Pic: Google

A man from Preston has been arrested after two burglaries and a theft in the city.

Lancashire Police arrested a man on Monday (15 April) after being called from an address on Bellis Way in Walton-le-Dale. Occupants of the house disturbed a man who had fled from the scene.

This incident follows calls in February reporting that a man had falsely used a bank card belonging to an elderly woman, withdrawing around £400 from her account. 

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On 25 March police were called to a burglary at an address on Leyland Road in Penwortham where watches, jewellery and electrical equipment worth around £12,000 were taken along with £1000 in cash. 

The South Residential Burglary team arrested a 50-year-old man who is currently being held in custody and being questioned on suspicion of burglary and fraud.  

This is part of a force-wide campaign called ‘Operation Defender,’ which aims to crack down on residential burglary.

If you have any concerns or information about crime happening in your area, you can report this by calling 101 or 999 in an emergency, online via the website or anonymously to Crimestoppers via 0800 555 111.

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