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Suspect with bolt croppers arrested after house and car windows smashed in Exchange Road West Bridgford

A burglary suspect who allegedly ran from police and had bolt croppers hidden in his pocket has been arrested.

Residents were woken up after hearing a number of house and car windows being smashed in Exchange Road, West Bridgford, at around 3am this morning.

A description of a man on a bike was given and police quickly searched the area. A man matching the description ran from officers, but was eventually detained in Ruddington Lane in Wilford.

Officers seized a pair of bolt croppers and a 45-year-old man was arrested on suspicion of burglary, criminal damage, obstructing police and theft of a pushbike.

Police Constable John Jackson of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “We understand how upsetting burglaries can be for residents. I hope this case reassures people that Nottinghamshire Police treats burglary seriously and works tirelessly to put suspects before the court at the earliest opportunity.

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“We have two burglary teams dedicated to tackling this type of crime because we understand how much it affects people and these teams have been key in helping reduce burglaries across the force. We also have response officers who react to urgent calls and neighbourhood officers who are well aware of any trends in their area and can step up patrols where necessary to prevent further break-ins.

“It must have been a terrifying experience for the victims after they heard their windows being smashed, whilst their car was also damaged outside with the wing mirror and headlight broken.

“This incident saw a very quick approach by our response colleagues. It led to a man being arrested nearby who remains in custody. The incident is under investigation to establish what has happened.”

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