Bridlington police praised after teen burglars tracked down

Insp Grant Taylor, head of Bridlington police.
Insp Grant Taylor, head of Bridlington police.

POLICE officers in Bridlington have been praised after two teenagers were arrested the day after they committed burglaries in the town.

Two teenage boys, aged 16 and 18, were arrested on on Thursday August 30, after breaking into two properties, and attempting to break into two more, in the early hours of Wednesday 22 August.

The four houses targeted were in the St James Road area of Bridlington, and during the burglaries many items were taken, including a purse, mobile phone, sat nav and laptop.

Officers from the Neighbourhood Policing Team and Incident Resolution Team immediately began making enquiries, and were assisted by CID and the Serious Acquisitive Crime Team who also played a valuable role in investigations.

The next day an 18-year-old man was seen by one of the burglary victims trying to get rid of the stolen property at a local cash for goods shop in Bridlington, fleeing from the shop when confronted.

After continuous hard work from the Bridlington police teams the man was arrested and property recovered. Not long after this a 16-year-old boy was arrested.

The two later pleaded guilty to the offences and are due to appear at Hull Magistrates Court in early September.

Inspector Grant Taylor from Bridlington’s NPT said: “This is a fantastic example of the hard work Bridlington officers demonstrate on a day to day basis, and it sends a clear message that investigations will continue until criminals are brought to justice.

“The results of this incident are due to the joint responses of our IRT, NPT, CID and SACT teams who all worked persistently, in unison to find and arrest these offenders less than 24 hours after the burglaries were committed.

“Officers will continue towards making Bridlington an even safer place to live by sustaining the high level of hard work demonstrated in this incident.

“You can also help us ensure Bridlington remains safe by reporting any suspicious activities.”

Members of the public call the non-emergency number 101 to report any concerns, or alternatively contact Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.