Bridgwater burglaries – Man Charged

A man has been charged with a spree of burglaries across Bridgwater earlier this month. He is charged with five burglaries within the space of one week, from 19 to 24 November.

The police acted quickly to bring this outbreak of offences to a halt. Layton Thomas John Dufeu, 26, of North Petherton was arrested on 25 November. He was in court last Thursday (26 November) charged with:

  • burglary other than dwelling with intent to steal at a pub in High Street, Bridgwater, on 19 November
  • burglary dwelling with intent to steal at a two houses in Ashleigh Avenue, Bridgwater, on 21 November
  • burglary dwelling with intent to steal at a house in Victoria Road, Bridgwater, on 21 November
  • burglary dwelling with intent to steal at a house in Priory Court, Bridgwater, on 23 November

Dufeu will remain in custody until his next court appearance. That will be at Taunton Crown Court on Monday 14 December.

Meanwhile officers involved in Operation remedy, would like to remind residents to:

  • lock up and setting the alarm, if you have one, at night as well as when you go out
  • make sure your door is locked by turning the key – some ‘paddle and stub’-handled doors might seem to be locked by lifting the handle, but can still be opened from outside
  • keep doors and windows locked if you’re not in the same room
  • never leave keys in the lock or in sight of the letterbox
  • fit a letterbox cage
  • keep car keys, handbags, wallets and other portable valuables out of sight
  • join Neighbourhood Watch 

Doing any or all of the above can help deter opportunistic thieves.

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