Arrests after man seen on Keynsham shed roof

Published on: 07 Oct 2016

Two men have been arrested after an eagle-eyed resident spotted a man on the roof of a shed in the Charlton Road area of Keynsham.

Two men were arrested nearby soon after a call was made to police, who were patrolling the area during the night on Saturday, October 1, in response to a number of shed and garage burglaries during the previous week

As the officers carried out house-to-house inquiries in the area, another resident told them someone had tried to open their house door before running off.

An 18-year-old man of no fixed abode was later charged with attempting to enter an address in Keynsham as a trespasser with intent to steal and was due to face Bath magistrates on Monday, October 3.

A second man, aged 20, from Bristol, has been released on police bail pending further inquiries. Neighbourhood Inspector Adrian Fallows said: “Since Friday, September 23, we’ve had eight reports of burglary from sheds and garages in Keynsham, in which bicycles and power tools have been stolen.

“We have been targeting our patrols in the area but I would like to thank the householder whose vigilance and report of suspicious behaviour led to these arrests. This is a good opportunity to remind people to check their home and outbuilding security. We all keep lots of items in our sheds and garages and the security needs to match the value of the property inside.”

Police advise residents to ensure gardens have security lighting, sturdy fences and that gates are securely locked and outbuildings have good quality locks and fittings.

They advise visiting www.soldsecure.com for details of locks and hinges which have stood up to testing by professional locksmiths.

There is also more information on home security on the police website  – www.avonandsomerset.police.uk – including details on how to join or set up a Neighbourhood Watch group

 

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