Four York burglary suspects arrested as crackdown continues

York police made four arrests yesterday in connection with ongoing investigations into burglary (23 April 2013)

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A man, 40, and a woman, 34, were arrested at a property in Nether Poppleton in connection with a burglary in Celtic Close, York earlier this month when electrical and personal items were stolen.

The pair have been released on police bail while police enquiries continue.

In a separate investigation, police executed a drugs warrant in the Clifton area of York where they arrested two York men aged 18 and 19 on suspicion of cannabis possession and on suspicion of burglary.

During the search, officers seized a number of electrical items including a laptop which they believe to be stolen from a property in Thirsk.

Both men have been released on conditional police bail while the investigation continues.

The laptop was registered with Immobilise, the National Mobile Property Register, meaning that once checks have been carried out, it can quickly be reunited with its rightful owner.

To register your property with Immobilise, please log on to www.immobilise.com

Anyone with information about burglaries or suspicious activity in your neighbourhood or surrounding area, please do not hesitate to contact North Yorkshire Police on 101, select option 1, and speak to the Force Control Room.

Information can also be passed on anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.

If you see a crime in progress, always dial 999.

Here's some basic crime prevention advice, for more detailed crime prevention advice, including a security self assessment, visit the North Yorkshire Police website www.northyorkshire.police.uk/homesecurity you can also download our free iBook for lots more advice or our free mobile app at nyp.mobi

  • 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.

24 April 2013