Boys arrested as homes targeted in series of break-ins

Arrests have been made
Arrests have been made -Credit:Reach

Two boys have been arrested in connection with a spate of burglaries in just 24 hours. The breakthrough came after three burglaries and two attempted burglaries at houses in the Cawston area of Rugby.

All of the incidents are said to have taken place on April 20. Warwickshire Police say that they have arrested two boys from Birmingham, aged 15 and 16 on suspicion of burglary.

They were taken into custody for questioning before being bailed while enquiries continue. Investigating officers say that during two of the break ins – in Great Orme Close and Francis Drive – the suspects fled after being disturbed by the occupants.

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They had taken two watches and cash from the house in Francis Drive but left empty handed from Great Orme Close.

'Extremely distressing'

Detective Constable Chloe Smith from Rugby Serious Organised and Acquisitive Crime Team explained: "These offences have understandably been extremely distressing for the victims, especially with those who came face to face with the burglars. They have also caused a great deal of concern in the local area.

"Having carried out a number of enquiries, including looking at CCTV, we have identified two suspects who have been interviewed and are now helping with our enquiries.

"We’re continuing appeal for anyone with information that may help with out enquiries to get in touch."

Anyone with information is being urged to visit the Warwickshire Police website or call 101 quoting incident 45 of April 20. Details can also be given anonymously to the independent charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

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