Man arrested following two burglaries and a theft in Preston

Police have arrested a man in connection with two burglaries and a theft in Preston. 

They were first called in February to reports that a man had falsely used a bank card belonging to an elderly woman, withdrawing around £400 from her account. 

On 25th March, 2024, they were called to a burglary at an address in Penwortham. Watches, jewellery and electrical equipment worth around £12,000 were taken along with around £1000 in cash. 

On Monday, (15th April, 2024) they were called to an address in Walton-le-Dale. The occupants of the house disturbed a man who ran from the scene. 

This morning, a 50-year-old man from Preston was arrested by the South Residential Burglary team and is currently in custody being questioned on suspicion of burglary in a dwelling and fraud by false representation. 

Op Defender is a force wide campaign to crackdown on residential burglary.   

It aims to locate and arrest offenders, take positive action to reduce residential burglary through crime prevention advice, and to safeguard and support victims of crime, keeping them at the heart of investigations. 

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