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Police arrest burglary suspects after tip off

The police are commending a member of the public for extra vigilance in reporting suspicious activity in their neighbourhood.

The report, on Wednesday, resulted in the arrest of two men who were nabbed at the scene of the crime.

Officers responded to a report of a burglary at a private home on Slippery Road, St George, around 2.30pm. On arrival they not only caught the suspects, but officers recovered items reportedly stolen from the property as well.

The suspects remain in custody pending further inquiries. To date, 19 people have been charged in Magistrates’ Court with burglary offences since the start of the year.

Meantime, police say they continue to receive reports of burglaries where high value items like jewellery are being stolen. Residents are being reminded again to keep valuables in a safe place, record serial numbers and take photographs of their possessions.

If they are stolen and later recovered there is an accurate way to identify them. And of course anyone who witnesses suspicious activity is urged to contact police on 295-0011 immediately.

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Published March 12, 2012 at 9:57 am (Updated March 12, 2012 at 9:57 am)

Police arrest burglary suspects after tip off

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