Bike Thieves Arrested Whilst Still On The Scene

thanks to a vigilant passer by

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On 21 March 2009 a vigilant member of the public spotted three young males by the bike storage of Thurleigh Court SW15 in the early hours of the morning and immediately phoned the police.

A fast response meant that the offenders who were attempting to steal the bikes were all arrested at the scene with the items used to cut the chains and the bike locks still in their possession.

All three males were questioned about the offence by the burglary squad and admitted the offence, and have been bailed pending a decision by the Youth Offending Team.
This was a good example of Police responding to a call from a member of the public who alerted Police in a timely fashion allowing the apprehension of the three youths.

PC Daniel Wray of the Burglary Unit said, ‘The vigilant nature of the member of the public, and the prompt actions of the response team on duty meant that the three males responsible were arrested swiftly and that the evidence available at the scene was seized and could be attributed to the males. Faced with such evidence the males admitted the offence’

April 9, 2009