Residents report suspicious behaviour in Warminster
By nhavergal | Tuesday, April 16, 2013, 16:45
Wiltshire Police received two reports from members of the public of two incidents involving suspicious criminal activity in Warminster.
Just after 12pm on Tuesday, 9, April 2013 two men were reported to be making off with two items from a shed at a property along Bradley Road, Warminster.
The witness suspected the two men should not have been at the property and reported the activity to the police.
The description of a blue transit van and an index number were recorded and the van was located by police along the A350 just outside Westbury.
A man aged 27 years old and a man aged 25 years old were stopped and searched then arrested on suspicion of being involved in the burglary.
Property which did not belong to the men and recovered included: petrol, metal and tools.
The two men were taken to Melksham Police Station and interviewed. Both of them were granted bail pending further enquiries.
The second incident reported by a member of the public happened on Thursday, 11, April 2013 along Church Street, Warminster.
During the early hours of the morning, offenders forced entry to a secure storage building on school grounds.
The offenders took various tools including power tools and wood making tools.
Following enquiries from the neighbourhood the police located a number of people who heard and saw a small silver car derived van including the vehicle's registration number and descriptions of the people involved.
Following enquiries by police, on Friday, 12, April 2013, police arrested a 24 year old man from Trowbridge on suspicion of burglary. The man was interviewed at Melksham Police Station and released on bail. Property stolen from this incident has yet to be uncovered.
Inspector Lindsey Winter said: "These particular incidents highlight just how important it is to take note or report to police straight away strange things that go on around you."
"We all have a part to play in keeping our communities safe and these people/members of our town have really helped us all this week."