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An arrest was made thanks to eagle-eyed officers who spotted a burglary in progress whilst on patrol in Cheltenham overnight.
Two PCs from the Local Policing Team were patrolling on Church Road in Leckhampton at around 2am when they spotted what appeared to be a group breaking into a vehicle.
Upon getting closer to the location a group of people noticed the officers and ran off, discarding tools, a crow bar, gloves and clothing.
The PCs were supported by colleagues from the Dogs Unit who picked up a scent from the discarded items.
Searches were conducted in the area and Police Dog Airin located one person hiding within a garden.
A 17-year-old boy from Cheltenham was subsequently arrested on suspicion of dwelling burglary and going equipped.
He has since been released under investigation pending further enquiries.
Officers searched the area and identified that a property had also been burgled with two mountain bikes stolen.
Enquiries are ongoing and investigating officers are asking anyone who witnessed suspicious activity or has information on the burglary to please get in contact.
Information can be submitted by completing the following form online and quoting incident number 26 of 9 June: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/tua/tell-us-about/cor/tell-us-about-existing-case-report/
Alternatively, you can call 101 and quote the same incident number or speak to Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
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