Two teenagers arrested in connection with Trowbridge burglary

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Two teenagers have been arrested after a car key burglary in Trowbridge in the early hours of Sunday morning.

Police were called at around 1.30am yesterday (9/6/19) about a group of around six or seven teenage boys seen acting suspiciously outside a house in Helliker Close.

Officers attended and spoke to the owner of the property, who confirmed there had been a break-in and car keys and a vehicle had been stolen.

While they were taking details, a collision, involving the stolen car - a blue Toyota Yaris - was reported in Leisler Gardens.

Although the driver and any occupants had fled the scene, police carried out a thorough search of the area and located three teenagers on bikes who cycled off from officers.

All three were chased on foot and two were arrested, while the third managed to evade police.

A 17-year-old from Trowbridge was arrested on suspicion of burglary.

A 15-year-old from Trowbridge was arrested on suspicion of burglary, taking a vehicle without the owner's consent and possession of a Class A drug.

Three bikes were also seized.

The two teenagers have been released on conditional bail while we carry out further enquiries.

Acting Det Sgt Ted Roe, from Melksham CID, said: "We have been carrying out house to house enquiries and collecting CCTV footage, but we would urge people living in the area to look through their cameras or dash cam footage to see if they recorded anything which could help us with our investigation.

"We would also like to use this opportunity to remind people about the importance of home security - these types of burglaries are very often opportunistic.

"Offenders are looking for unlocked doors and open windows, so please make sure you are locking up when you go to bed at night."

Anyone with information should contact Melksham CID on 101, quoting crime reference 54190055224.

You can find more guidance on our website about home security: https://www.wiltshire.police.uk/article/829/Burglary
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