Two teenage boys are currently in police custody following a burglary on Lowdale Close, Hull and an attempted burglary on Kirklands Road, Hull in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 7 April.
It was reported that two teenage boys allegedly tried to gain access to a property on Kirklands Road at around 1am on 7th April, however the door was locked.
A short time later, it is believed that two teenage boys broke into a property on Lowdale Close taking keys from inside, which police suspect were then used to steal a car from outside.
Officers attended and, after a short pursuit, a 15-year-old boy was arrested nearby. As part of investigations, a second 15-year-old boy was arrested later that morning. Both remain in custody whilst enquiries continue.
The vehicle has since been recovered and investigations into the incidents continue.
Anyone with information is asked to call the non-emergency 101 line quoting crime reference 16/42568/20 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.
As the weather starts to warm up it is important to take steps to protect your home.
Authorities work hard to prevent burglary and bring offenders to justice, however there are things that residents can do to reduce the risk of becoming a victim of burglary.
Here are some tips:
– Make sure your doors and windows are closed and locked when you’re not in the room. Nearly half of all burglaries are down to a door or window being open
– Make sure nothing of value (including your car key) is left on show to tempt thieves into your property.
– Think about fitting a burglar alarm and security lighting – both to your home and outbuildings. It may be expensive, but they are very effective deterrents and can bring down your insurance costs.
For more advice on how to protect your home visit: https://www.humberside.police.uk/protect-your-home