Scrap thieves caught in the act

Avon & Somerset Police arrested two men following a tip off from staff at a scrap yard in Dunkerton. Th incident happened yesterday (16 November). At around 8.50pm Police received a report that two men had been seen running from the premises. Staff noticed a suspicious vehicle parked nearby and went to investigate. They called the Police.

On arrival at the site, officers discovered three cars had been jacked up. It appeared to be an attempt to remove the catalytic converters.

The staff managed to detain one of the men at the yard. The other was later located nearby. The two men, aged 19 and 37, were arrested on suspicion of burglary and remain in custody.

Detective Inspector Angela Burtonwood noted: “We are currently seeing an increase in thefts from scrap yards. We are asking business owners to be vigilant and report any suspicious activity to us.”

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