News / Enquiries into Brae thefts continue

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POLICE enquiries into a sneak-in theft to a house and several cars in the Brae area at the weekend are ongoing after a 33-year-old man was arrested, questioned and then released without charge.

Officers also continue to trace a second man alleged to have been involved in the incidents.

The spate of thefts from unsecured homes and vehicles has unsettled the community in the North Mainland.

A three figure sum of money, a laptop and some other items were taken from the house overnight from Friday to Saturday whilst occupants were inside.

Three vehicles in the area were also broken into, and equipment taken from one of them.

Chief inspector Stuart Clemenson said: “I would like to take this opportunity to remind the public of the importance of home and car security.

“Please make sure your property is not an easy target for criminals by keeping your home appropriately secured with windows and doors kept locked.


“Car and van owners should ensure they lock their vehicle, remove or store all items of value out of sight and take keys out of the ignition barrel when leaving them unattended.

“I would like to reassure the local community that there were no reports of robberies or violence on Saturday, 19 November in the Brae and Busta area but if anyone has any concerns, please call 101.

“Officers have been issuing crime prevention advice and will continue to do so, by handing out leaflets and stopping and speaking to residents. I would also like to thank the public for their tremendous response during our enquiries.”

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