Suspected burglar arrested in Scunthorpe

Suspected burglar arrested in Scunthorpe

Suspected burglar arrested in Scunthorpe

A man has been arrested on suspicion of burglary following a series of reported break-ins and attempted break-ins in Scunthorpe.

The suspect was apprehended in the early hours of this morning, Friday 2 October.

Humberside Police officers were called to the scene of a break-in at a property in Southfield Road at 1.30am.

A short while later, this was followed by a call from a man to say he had seen a figure running from his garden in Laurel Way.

Officers were immediately sent to the area and a 42-year-old man was arrested in connection with the reports.

Discussing the force’s approach to reports of burglary, Detective Inspector Tom Kelly said:

“The reason we focus on these kind of offences is that can have a huge effect on someone’s sense of safety and wellbeing, so it’s really important to us to do everything feasible to make them feel secure.

“We understand the effect it has on you when you’re a victim of crime – particularly when someone has been into your home and taken your things.

“It can be tremendously unsettling and that’s why the work we do as a force is about more than just finding out who’s responsible for committing the offence and locking them up.

“Our colleagues in the Force Control Room, Community Safety Unit and Neighbourhood Policing Teams are great at providing help and support, as well as offering tips and advice on home security and crime prevention.

“Our role is the investigation and this can take a number of different forms, depending on the circumstances of the offence.”

The investigation is ongoing, and the suspect remains in police custody.

Officers say he is “assisting with enquiries.”

Anybody with details which may help officers in their investigation is urged to contact Humberside Police via the non-emergency number 101.

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