Suspected burglar and haul of suspected stolen goods seized in Wallsend

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Officers tracked a van following a North Tyneside break-in.

A suspected burglar has been arrested and a haul of suspected stolen goods have been seized, after police officers tracked a van following a North Tyneside break-in.

Shortly after 9pm on Thursday, September 7, officers spotted a van linked to a burglary which occurred earlier that day, in the Wallsend area.

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The van was brought to a safe stop and officers immediately identified a male occupant who was placed in handcuffs.

The man, who is aged 35, remains in police custody at this time.

Following the arrest, officers carried out searches at associated addresses and located a haul of items linked to further burglary offences.

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Detective Inspector Jude Scott, of Northumbria Police, said: “This is a fantastic outcome with one suspect in custody and suspected stolen goods seized, all thanks to officers taking a proactive approach.

“The Force has dedicated burglary teams who are there to tirelessly pursue perpetrators and try to prevent these types of offences from taking place.

“A full investigation is now ongoing into the discoveries and whether the goods are linked to other burglaries in the area.

“As ever, we would always encourage people to take that extra second to check your doors or windows are locked, and that any valuables are kept out of sight.

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“Quite often, we find that opportunist thieves can go from street to street trying car doors or houses hoping that one has been left open. If it is locked, they simply move on to the next street.

“Our advice is to be vigilant and contact us if you see anything in your area which you feel is not quite right.”

A suspected burglar  is currently in police custody in connection to a Wallsend break-in.A suspected burglar  is currently in police custody in connection to a Wallsend break-in.
A suspected burglar is currently in police custody in connection to a Wallsend break-in. | Northumbria Police

To report anyone acting suspiciously in your community, report to police via the ‘Tell Us Something’ page of the Northumbria Police website or call 101. In an emergency or if a crime is taking place, always ring 999.

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