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Burglary suspect caught leaving property by climbing out of a window

Police interrupted a burglary and detained a suspect as he was climbing out of a window.

Officers were called to Lytham Gardens, Bestwood, after receiving reports a break-in was in progress.

That call came in just before 7 pm on Thursday (20 June), with response officers attending a few minutes later.

They immediately spotted a window had been smashed at the rear of a property, before then seeing someone climb through it.

The individual only made it a few yards from the house with what initially looked like a bag in their hands before they were detained.

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This was seized shortly afterwards and found not to be a bag but actually a pillowcase, which was filled with boxes of jewellery.

A 29-year-old man was subsequently arrested on suspicion of burglary.

Detective Sergeant Franco Guddemi, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “Thanks to our officers getting to the scene so quickly, we were able to interrupt this burglary and ensure nothing was taken.

“Of course, we wouldn’t have been able to act the way we did had we not been informed, so this should provide a great example of why it is so important that residents report crimes to us.

“If something doesn’t seem right, or you spot suspicious activity in your local area, please get straight on the phone and report it to the police on 101, or in an emergency, call 999.

“Hopefully, the rapid response to this incident shows the public just how seriously we take reports of burglary and that we will take appropriate action.”

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