Two men arrested in connection with July burglaries
TWO young men have been arrested in connection with the theft of thousands of pounds worth of goods and cash.
The items were stolen during a series of six burglaries that occurred overnight on 27 to 28 July.
An update from Guernsey Police released today [Wednesday] said that two males aged 19 were arrested in connection with the burglaries. They have since been released on police bail pending further enquiries.
A blue rucksack has been identified in connection with the burglaries and was found to contain items believed to have been stolen from the six properties.
All of the thefts took place between the junction of Les Amballes and Le Bouet, and Pitronnerie Industrial Estate.
During the time of appealing for witnesses on 30 July, Detective Kieran Walsh said burglaries like this were not common in Guernsey.
'To have this many on a single night in such a small area is extremely out of the ordinary – I would stress the wider risk to the public is low.'
However Detective Walsh said some of the burglaries would have been less likely if the properties had been properly secured and said islanders should remember to lock windows and doors.
'There are a small minority in our community who are looking for an opportunity to commit crimes. If we all make it harder for a burglary to be committed, the chances of it happening and you being a victim are vastly reduced.'
Anyone with information on who the backpack belongs to should contact the Criminal Investigation Department on 725111. Guernsey Police are also still appealing for witnesses and have urged that those with information also contact CID. Alternatively Crimestoppers can be contacted anonymously on 0800 555 111.