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Pair were trying to break into houses

By MIG: Leek Post and Times  |  Posted: November 17, 2013

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OFFICERS at Cheadle police station have launched an appeal after two men were discovered attempting to break and enter.

At around 2.45am on the morning of Tuesday, October 29, Staffordshire Police were called to reports of two male intruders acting suspiciously in Caverswall.

It is believed that the men were attempting to break into houses and sheds in the Trevor Drive and Halldearn Avenue areas.

On realising that they had been sighted and that the police had been called, the offending males quickly made off.

Speaking on behalf of Cheadle Neighbourhood Policing Team, PC Dave Stubbs said: “The men were tracked by a police dog and a 29-year-old male from Hanley was discovered hiding in the grounds of a local care home and he was arrested for attempted burglary. The second male is still at large.

“I am appealing for any witnesses who may have seen the offenders and am also asking local residents in the area to check their properties, sheds and garages to see if they have been broken into and/or are missing property.” Police officers from the Cheadle Neighbourhood Team will be conducting high visibility patrols in the area in a bid to provide reassurance for any residents with concerns.

If you can help police with their enquiries or have concerns of your own about suspicious activity in your area, please contact PC Dave Stubbs at Staffordshire Police on 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555111.

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