Man arrested after he was identified on CCTV following burglary in Cheltenham
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A man has been arrested after he was identified on CCTV as part of an investigation into a burglary in Cheltenham and the use of a suspected stolen bank card.
Police were called to Brooklyn Road in Cheltenham on Monday (28 December) after it was reported that an unknown offender had broken into a property before stealing a number of items including bank cards, games consoles and mobile phones.
Officers from the Cheltenham Neighbourhood and Local Policing Teams conducted enquiries into the burglary and CCTV enquiries identified a man using a bank card which was believed to have been stolen during the burglary.
The man was identified by a local officer before being arrested by officers from the Force Crime Operations Team yesterday morning (Tuesday 29 December).
The 35-year-old from Cheltenham was arrested on suspicion of dwelling burglary and remains in police custody this morning (Wednesday 30 December). A number of suspected stolen items were seized as part of the arrest.
Sergeant Julia Martin-Jones from the Neighbourhood Policing Team said: "this arrest really shows how working together catches criminals and I would like to thank everyone who has been involved in this investigation.
"I understand that this incident gained a lot of attention from those living in the St Marks area of Cheltenham and we are now working to gather the evidence that is needed to hopefully secure a charge against the man."
Anyone who has information on the burglary can report this through the Constabulary's website quoting incident 84 of 28 December: https://www.gloucestershire.police.uk/contact/af/contact-us/us/a-crime-that-has-already-been-reported/
Alternatively you can call 101 quoting the incident number.
Did you know you can report information anonymously through the independent crime-fighting charity Crimestoppers? Reporting is completely anonymous and you may be eligible for a reward of up to £1000. You can call 0800 555 111 or report information online. More information can be found here: https://crimestoppers-uk.org/give-information/forms/give-information-anonymously