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Arrest after £1,500 laptop and iPad stolen from unlocked Nottingham student property

Police investigating a burglary at a student property have made an arrest.

A high-value gaming laptop and a rucksack containing an iPad and personal belongings was taken from a shared house in Bute Avenue, Radford, on 8 October.

Tracking software enabled police to track the iPad to a repair shop and, following further investigation, a suspect was identified.

On Wednesday (16 November), a 34-year-old was arrested on suspicion of burglary after being located in Oakdale Road, Bakersfield. He has since been bailed pending further investigation.

Inspector Ben Lawrence, of the City Central neighbourhood policing team, said: “Thanks to good work by officers, a student has been reunited with her stolen iPad and a suspect arrested.

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“The investigation remains ongoing and we are working hard to recover the stolen laptop, which belonged to a second student living at the property and was worth in excess of £1,500.

“That student was enjoying a night out when he took a call from a housemate to say the laptop had been taken in a burglary. This was very distressing for him and could have easily been avoided had the property been left secure.

“Burglary is a very upsetting crime and so I would again remind people to keep their doors and windows locked to avoid becoming a victim.”

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