Man arrested after burglar raided Preston home while occupants were upstairs

A man has been arrested in connection with a burglary in which a thief sneaked into a home in Preston while the occupants were upstairs.

Tuesday, 10th November 2020, 11:45 am

A burglar walked into an address in Waterloo Road while the occupants were upstairs and stole items from the kitchen before making off from the scene on Wednesday, October 7.

Around two weeks ago officers released an image of a man they wanted to speak to as they believed he could help them with their enquiries.

They have now confirmed a man has been arrested in connection with the incident following the appeal.

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A spokesman for Lancashire Police said: "About two weeks ago we appealed for help to identify a male in relation to a residential burglary which occurred on Waterloo Road back in October.

"We can now confirm the male has been identified and arrested in relation to our investigation."

What can you do to protect my property?

According to Lancashire Police, you can protect your home and property by:

A man has been arrested in connection with the burglary.

- Making sure you close and lock your doors and windows when you go out, even if you are just in the garden

- Fitting a burglar alarm and installing security lighting

- Where possible, fitting deadlocks to the doors and not leaving keys where they can be seen or reached through the letterbox

- Keeping valuable jewellery in a safe or safety deposit box at the bank

- Buying home insurance. It’s cheaper than paying out to replace any stolen possessions. Remember: if you don’t lock your house, your insurance may not cover you

- Remembering to cancel deliveries before you go on holiday

- Keeping an eye on your neighbour’s properties and encouraging them to do the same for you. Always report anything suspicious to the police

If you think your home has been broken into, assess the situation carefully before taking action. If you think the burglar is still in or around the property, call 999 and wait outside in a safe place for the police.

If you are sure the burglar has gone, call 101 or report it online HERE.Find out more about what to do if you believe your property has been burgled by clicking HERE

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