A MAN who smashed a window to get into a property in Selby last Thursday was arrested on suspicion of burglary thanks to a quick-thinking member of the public.
The Good Samaritan rang police at 11.40am after seeing the man throw an object through a rear window and enter the property on Denison Road.
Officers arrived in time to arrest the 41-year-old man at the scene.
He was also arrested on suspicion of drink driving. The suspect, who is from the Selby area, is currently in police custody.
A police spokeswoman said: “Thanks to the quick-thinking member of the public who reported the incident taking place, police were able to catch the suspect at the scene.
“If anyone sees a suspected crime taking place, don’t hesitate to call the police.”
Meanwhile, police are asking residents to do the neighbourly thing and keep an eye on each others’ properties if they are away on holiday.
A police spokesman said: “If you know your neighbour is away, please keep an eye on their house, and if possible, remove any signs of their absence such as post sticking out of the letterbox, milk left on the doorstep and bins left out in the road.
“Check their property occasionally to make sure their doors and windows have not been entered.”
Call police on 101 to report suspicious behaviour. If a crime is in progress dial 999.
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Saturday 25 May 2013
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