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Two Arrested in Leeds by Police Investigating Copmanthorpe Burglaries

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1:09pm 5th November 2013

Two burglary suspects from Leeds were arrested by York police yesterday morning as officers continue to root out cross border criminals.

The men aged 39 and 40 were arrested in their home town by officers investigating burglaries in the Copmanthorpe area last week.

The 40-year-old was arrested on suspicion of three offences of burglary and two of possessing class A drugs.

The 39-year-old was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Both men have been released on conditional police bail to allow for further police enquiries.

As officers continue to root out suspects and prevent crime happening in our communities, they are urging members of the public to be vigilant and report any suspicious behaviour to the police.

Information from the public can and often does help us to arrest suspects and prevent further crime.

Don’t hesitate to call if you see anything suspicious in your neighbourhood.

To pass on information, please call 101 and select option 1 to pass information to the Force Control Room.

In an emergency, or if  you see a crime in progress, always call 999 as this could help us make a quick arrest.

Alternatively, you can pass information anonymously to Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Crime prevention advice

  • Remember to lock all your doors and windows, even if you are at home (make sure you know where the keys are) 
  • Leave a light on when you go out – use a timer switch – a 20 watt low energy bulb costs 2p for four hours
  • Hide all your valuables - including car keys - away from prying eyes.
  • Fit outside security lighting
  • Remove all tools, ladders and other implements from your garden as these can be used to break into your property
  • Review your boundary security, make sure your gates and fences are in good condition and that outbuildings, sheds and gates have sturdy locks.
  • Be nosey - report any suspicious people or vehicles in your neighbourhood. Many crimes are thwarted and people arrested after members of the public report unusual or suspicious activity to the police.
  • Review your locks, upgrade your Euro-cylinder locks to one that is specifically designed to prevent lock snapping, known as Break Secure.
  • Add up the value of all your belongings, then work out how much you spend on keeping them secure – it’s probably tiny in comparison
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