Four arrested on suspicion of burglary after suspicious activity was reported in Cheltenham
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Four people were arrested in Cheltenham during the early hours of this morning thanks to a member of the public who reported suspicious activity.
Police were called to Buttercross Lane in Prestbury shortly after 2.20am after a resident had seen a number of people acting suspiciously in what they thought was a burglary taking place.
Officers attended and identified four people trying to force entry to a property who ran away before they could be spoken to.
A foot chase ensued and the group were quickly located before being detained. A suspected stolen vehicle was also found nearby and is due to be returned to the owner in due course.
A 19-year-old woman and 17 year-old boy were both arrested on suspicion of burglary. A 22-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary and theft of a motor vehicle and a 21-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary, going equipped and theft of a motor vehicle.
All four remain in custody at this time pending further enquiries.
Officers are currently taking part in an anti-burglary campaign now that the darker nights are here.
Police encourage the public to look at installing a 'WIDE' combination of security devices as they can provide 49 times more protection against residential burglary with entry compared to having no devices installed.
More information on the campaign and ways to protect your home can be found by visiting: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/cp/crime-prevention/residential-burglary/