A suspect was arrested within minutes of a Nottinghamshire homeowner spotting they were being burgled on their doorbell camera.
The victim was away on holiday at the time when they received an alert telling them there was motion outside their house.
When the homeowner checked their phone, they saw someone breaking into their property before making off with their TV.
Response officers were called to the property in Pheasant Way, Calverton, shortly after that sighting at around 8.35 am on Thursday (28 December).
The force’s Dog Unit then led a search of the surrounding area, which resulted in the TV being found under a blanket in a neighbouring house’s garden.
Officers also found a stolen bike under a cover in the same garden.
Following that discovery, police entered the property and also located a suspect matching the description of the burglar.
The suspect, a 35-year-old man – was subsequently arrested on suspicion of burglary.
Detective Sergeant Ben Skellern, of Nottinghamshire Police, said:
“Thanks to the rapid response of our uniform officers and the Dog Unit following initial reports of this break-in, they were able to quickly recover stolen property and detain a suspect nearby.
“This would’ve been a very distressing experience for the homeowner, who spotted on their camera that they were being burgled and did the right thing by ensuring we were informed straight away.
“Burglary is an incredibly invasive crime that can leave people feeling unsafe in their homes, which is clearly unacceptable and will never be tolerated by Nottinghamshire Police.
“While we’ve arrested a suspect in connection with this incident, our inquiries are still very much ongoing, so we’d ask anyone with any information to call us on 101, quoting incident 110 of 28 December 2023.
“Information can also be reported anonymously to Crimestoppers by calling 0800 555 111.”