Two burglary suspects in court thanks to tip-off by vigilant Newcastle resident
22 Aug 2018 12:30 PM[View Full Size]
Two burglary suspects have appeared in court after a tip off from a vigilant resident in Newcastle.
Police received a call from a concerned member of the public just before 3am on Monday morning.
They were concerned about two men who were acting suspiciously and loitering outside a house on Teesdale Gardens in High Heaton.
Officers were sent to the area and found two men matching the description provided by the caller and they were arrested.
Items were later recovered that were suspected to have been stolen from a burglary on Weldon Crescent earlier that evening. The items have since been returned to their owner.
Two men - aged 37 and 27 - appeared before North Tyneside Magistrates’ Court yesterday (Tuesday) each charged with two counts of burglary.
They entered no plea and were remanded to appear before Newcastle Crown Court at a future date.
Detective Sergeant Dave Lumsden, of the Central Burglary Team, said the arrests show the importance of the public reporting suspicious activity to police.
He said: "This is a great example of how the local community play an important role as the eyes and ears of the police.
"We do deploy officers on patrol in areas where burglaries have taken place but we can't be everywhere at the same time.
"If it wasn't for that resident calling in then we may never have put these suspects before the court.
"We want to thank the person who called in for their vigilance and encourage anyone else who notices something suspicious in their community to contact police."
If you want to report anything suspicious in your community then call 101 or report it online at www.northumbria.police.uk/contact.
You should always call 999 in an emergency or if you are witnessing a crime in action.